Refreshing Homemade Lemonade

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What do you do when you have lemons?  You make lemonade of course!

It’s lemon season at the moment.  They are abundant on trees.  I’m proud to own a lemon tree and it bore fruit for the first time this year. Since it’s my tree’s first year fruiting, it only had 6 lemons.  I managed to use them to bake a lemon meringue cake (of which, I am hoping to blog very soon).

I got my hands on some cheap lemons and I knew what I wanted to do with them.  I wanted to make lemonade.  I found a recipe by the Hairy Bikers and it was easy and quick.  I keep the lemon syrup in the fridge and make the lemonade when needed (or requested).

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Recipe:

Makes a jug full.

  • 8 medium sized lemons
  • 1.2kg white sugar
  • 75g citric acid
  1. Slice the lemons thinly, removing any pips and place in a large heatproof bowl
  2. Add the citric acid and the sugar
  3. Pour 700ml of boiling water
  4. Leave to cool then sieve into a jug
  5. To serve, dilute with water or soda water.  Serve with ice and some fresh lemon slices

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Bon Appetite,

Cherrie

Endeavour beer 2012 Growers Ale. A Review.

I have to admit, I am not a big beer drinker but when I was offered to try this new craft beer, how can I say no?

Endeavour beer is the baby of 3 blokes who love beer and are all about creating beers from the ground up, using the freshest barley and hops. They have recently released their 2012 Growers Ale. It's a craft beer made in Australia made for the Australian summer. It's made with all Australian Galaxy and Southern Saaz hops making it 100% Aussie.

It is perfect for a summer's day. I found it refreshing, smooth and light. As a person that doesn't drink too much beer, this went down really well on a warm Summer's evening and found myself reaching into the fridge for another.

I also wanted to try it with a meal. Hubby suggested an Asian inspired meal so I made fried rice and stir fried beef and vegetables. The beer complimented the flavours of dinner and helped freshen and lighten the meal a little.

So if you're looking for something light and refreshing to quench your thirst or a drink to go down well with your dinner, I think this Endeavour beer Growers ale is perfect for you. I know I will keep a 6 pack in my fridge.

I recieved product samples courtesy of Trish Nicol Agency and Endeavour beer

Bon Appetite,

Cherrie