The sun shone through the window in the early morning hours suggesting the possibilities of the day. The lake was calling.
After gathering towels and a beach blanket we were out the door and on our way. After a few hours we found ourselves back home, preparing for a trip to the orchard.
Blueberries are now in season and picking them has become a 4th of July tradition for us. We sit in the shade of blueberry bushes while picking the plump and juicy berries.
Five pounds of blueberries and a pint of strawberries later, we were home and in need of a fresh cold drink. That’s where lemons came into the picture.
Lemonade of any variety is a nice homemade treat and very easy to tackle.
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup sugar
These two ingredients are combined to create a simple syrup. Cook together on medium heat until all of sugar has dissolved. Let cool.
- 1 1/2 cups strawberries, hulled and sliced
- 1/2 cup water
Combine these two ingredients in a blender until completely pureed.
- 1 cup of freshly squeezed lemon juice (about 4-6 lemons)
- 3 cups water
Combine the cooled simple syrup, strawberry mixture, lemon juice and water in a pitcher with lots of ice.