|Welcome to Summer|
Recipe by William
At first glance, my cousin William and I don’t have much in common. He’s a young man with a daughter, and I’m his mom’s age and have never had kids. He’s a career military man, and I work in higher education building websites. He lives down Kentucky way, soon to be on duty in Germany, and I’m in California near the coast. He’s got a couple of dogs and I have goldfish. So what do we talk about? Family, food, and home. We’re both happily married (his wife is a Robin too) and like hanging out at home. Like me, William likes to experiment in the kitchen and make up new recipes. This recipe is his creation, and it’s perfect to celebrate the start of summer today in the northern hemisphere. The longest day of the year calls for some seasonal refreshment!
|Citrus Reamer Makes Work Easier|
makes 1 gallon
8 large lemons
1 lb. strawberries (~1 pint)
~¾ cup sugar
Mint (optional garnish)
Squeeze juice from lemons with a citrus reamer. Strain out seeds. You will have about 1¼ cup juice.
Wash and hull strawberries. Slice strawberries or cut into wedges.
Sprinkle sugar or other sweetener into lemon juice and stir to dissolve. Add to half-gallon size container that can be shaken.
You might want to crush the strawberries slightly to release some juice. Add to pitcher.
Add water to pitcher to make 1 gallon of lemonade. Shake or stir to mix.