Lemonade by the glass

At the same farmers’ market where I got my sweet corn, I impulsively bought a cup of lemonade. This wasn’t your average lemonade stand. These kids meant business. They handmade each cup of lemonade upon order, squeezing the lemons in front of your very eyes.

I tried to recreate it, and, if I do say so myself, I’m pretty stinking close. Consider yourself warned, this makes one tart lemonade. If you don’t think that you’re going to be a fan and prefer a sweet lemonade, juice only 1 lemon, instead of one and a half.

Lemonade by the glass

In order to make yourself a cold glass of fresh lemonade, you’ll need:

  • two glasses (or, one shaker and one serving glass)
  • a citrus juicer
  • two lemons (1 and a half for juicing, half for a garnish)
  • water
  • 1 Tbs. sugar
  • Chop your lemons in half, and juice each three of the halves by pushing on the top of the lemon, and twisting. Pour the resulting juice into the glass.
  • Add 1 cup of water and 1 Tbs. of sugar. Stir (or shake, if you went the shaker route)!
  • Pour over ice in the serving glass.
  • Chop the remaining half a lemon into halves, and use as a garnish.
  • Kick your feet up and enjoy!

The great part about lemonade is that you can totally tweak it to suit your preferences. Want it sweeter? Add another teaspoon or 3 of sugar. Like your lemonade really tart? Try juicing the leftover half a lemon and add it to the glass.

I wanna know: How do you like your lemonade? Tart or sweet?

Buttah!

Butter is awesome. I really love it. Call me an elitist, if you must. It could be true. Regardless, I will never return to margarine. Butter is where it’s at. Especially when spread on fresh-from-the-oven french bread.

Last night, we celebrated two of my roommates’ birthdays. Our theme: the 80s. Side ponytails, skinny jeans, leggings, bright colors. The usual. For the 80s.

My contribution to the food table? French bread and butter.

Now, before you judge me and ask, “why is the butter worth mentioning?” Let me tell you. This was no ordinary bowl(s) of butter.

How long did it take me? 5 minutes each. Tops. For each bowl, I used one stick of butter. Let it warm to room temperature and mash it with a fork. Then, mix in whatever you want!

Butter #1:

  • 1 tsp. lemon juice
  • parsley
  • sea salt
  • ground black pepper

Butter #2:

  • 1 tsp. minced garlic
  • parsley
  • red pepper flakes (small amount! unless you like it hot 🙂 )
  • sea salt
  • Italian seasoning

Butter #3:

  • chives
  • sea salt

I didn’t measure the spices, I just dumped. Aim for somewhere between 1 tsp and 1 Tbs of each spice for each stick of butter. Beyond that, it really depends on your taste. Give it a try! You really can’t go wrong here.