Lemon and flower
I have come upon a recipe on the food network to make Lemonade. I have tried making lemonade other times, but have been very disappointed in the outcomes. This recipe is great. Having said that so far I have not prepared the lemonade recipe the way it has been written, The recipe calls for salt. Well I made it with salt. It was good. But it tasted like a Margarita with out the booze. Not bad at all, but not what I was looking for at this time. The next time I did not have the full 2 cups of lemon juice it called for so I made it with 1 cup anyway and it turned out great. Maybe one of these days I will have all/enough of the ingredients and can do the recipe the way it is printed. I do think though I will leave out the salt.
Remove wide strips of zest** from 2 lemons with a vegetable peeler (do not remove the pith). Make 2 cups simple syrup (recipe below), adding the lemon zest before heating. Let cool, then pour into an ice-filled pitcher. Stir in 1/2 teaspoon salt***, 2 cups each fresh lemon juice and water, and some lemon slices.
Simple Syrup: To make 2 cups simple syrup, bring 1 1/2cups each sugar and water to a boil, stirring until dissolved. Let cool.
** I think this is the key to great lemonade. The oils in the zest makes the lemonade pop!!
*** Like I said to me this makes it taste like a margarita. I made without and loved it.
It's a good day when you can get up and have fun and enjoy, but it's a great day when you learn something.
The Learning Begins: so if you want to turn back, now is the time LOL
Did you know the Ancient Egyptians believed that eating lemons and drinking lemon juice was an effective protection against a variety of poisons, and that recent research has confirmed this belief?
There are many health benefits of lemons that have been known for centuries. The two biggest are lemons’ strong antibacterial, antiviral, and immune-boosting powers and their use for weight loss because lemon juice is a digestive aid and liver cleanser. Lemons contain many substances--notably citric acid, calcium, magnesium, vitamin C, bioflavonoids, pectin, and limonene--that promote immunity and fight infection.