Thursday, July 02, 2009

Independence Day Lemonade~with herbs~

Lemon Juice, freshly squeezed from 12 large lemons (2&1/2 cups)
1 teaspoon of Stevia powder or sugar to taste
10 cups cold water
2 large lemon, cut into small wedges or thin cartwheel slices

Make ice cubes ahead of time with peppermint or lemon balm leaves frozen into the cubes

In a large pitcher, combine the freshly squeezed lemon juice, Stevia or sugar and 2 cups of cold water; stir briskly to dissolve the Stevia/sugar. Add the remaining ingredients and stir briskly again.

* A childhood memory~

I have many memories of our Independence Day papa always made lemonade in a large wooden keg with big chunks of ice from a local ice house.

Watermelons from our fields would be kept in large tubs of ice water all day until feasting time.

I still enjoy this tradition~

Blessings for your day~

Bea Kunz

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