Tuesday, March 10, 2009

When Life Gives You Lemons.....

Make........Lemonade Syrup for delicious instant homemade lemonade, without the high fructose corn syrup.

Ooey, Gooey lemon bars for Family Night.
Fresh Squeezed lemonade, nothing better.

Lemon cubes for later uses in recipes when you don't get the free lemons from neighbors trees.

Scrumptious Lemon Chicken Pasta from "My Kitchen Cafe" Blog. A must try.

All this brought to you by the hands of one cute little 6 year old lemon squeezer who squeezed till the hands were pruney! Thanks Tallin. You Rock!

A special thanks goes out to our friends the Greenwalds for all the lemons and citrus this season. We are deeply saddened that the free and delicious oranges giving us fresh squeezed juice daily are no longer and that we will have to buy lemons for our daily liver cleanse. Till next year! Also, thanks to my photographer, Randi, my sweet daughter who makes my blog look a little better.
If you too have lemons at your doorstep or on your trees, please don't waste them. They are so good for you and freeze beautifully. Also, check out Kara's blog under "Hey good looking" link... for yummy lemon curd.
Lemonade Syrup
(Chef Brad Recipe)
2 C. sugar
1 C. water
rind of 2 lemons, cut into strips
1/8 tsp salt
6 lemons, juiced
Boil sugar, water and lemon rind for 5 minutes. Cool and add juice of lemons. Strain the syrup and store in covered container in fridge. Last several weeks. Add a few tablespoons to a cold glass of water to desired taste.


Anonymous said...

Thank you for the lemonade syrup recipe. I was looking for something like this. Did you know they sell a juicer attachment for the Bosch? I haven't got mine yet since Shar's is back ordered. I can't wait to get mine--although I already juiced my oranges and lemons and the juice is in the freezer.

Shari Goodman said...

I saw the bosch attachment but have to say that my little juicer that I received 10 years ago for 10 bucks has worked like a champ! I like not having to get the bosch out to juice.

Terri Burges Hirning said...

Too funny! Did you see my HUGE bowl of lemons yesterday that are waiting for me to juice and freeze?? Guess what I will be doing with my 2 free hours tomorrow?? ;) Unless Tallin gets sad about losing his job at your house, there are plenty here, lol!

Monica said...

Did you freeze straight lemon juice, or is that the lemon syrup??? Love your blog!

Shari Goodman said...

Yes, freeze the lemon juice straight. Juice them then put them in ice cube trays. When they are frozen, put them in freezer bags and then you can pull out a couple as needed. The lemonade syrup goes in the fridge. You could also freeze that into cubes for drinks as well.