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Monday, July 18, 2011

Ginger Lemonade

Summertime just seems to make you think of fresh lemonade. I've seen around lately that the thing to do is add something else to it, like strawberries or raspberries. So many things go so well with lemon, it is sometimes hard to choose. Mint is something you might find you have a lot of this time of year. I have mine in a container, but it just doesn't seem to go wild like it does up north. It gives me just enough for my needs though.

I used up all my fresh lemons, this year I had a small crop but I did get to freeze the extra. You can use store bought ones :D I have been into ginger lately so that is what I have added this time, besides my daughter loves this and keeps asking for it. That's okay I love the ginger-lemon combo!
All the ingredients are adjustable per your taste. I like it a little tart...but I think you'll the idea...




Ingredients:

2 cups water
1/3-1/2 cup raw local honey or organic sugar (or any sweetener you choose)
3-4 slices of fresh ginger (peeled)

Heat in a sauce pan to make the simple syrup and the sugar/honey is dissolved have the ginger steep a little...let cool.

Add to 1/2 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice, and 1 1/2 cups of cold water...mix it all up!


I used a some crystallized ginger for a little garnish, you can use lemons or lime slices. Or if making mint ginger lemonade steep an handful of fresh chopped mint with the ginger...and a little mint for garnish of course!



Or you could add some tea to the mix and have ginger-tea-lemonade!





We went to the farmer's market over the weekend.... I have never seen hairy chayote squash before...








and isn't this the cutest bunch of apple bananas you've ever seen?







Have a happy Mellow Yellow Monday!

30 comments:

  1. Ginger lemonade sounds like the perfect thirst-quencher on this sizzling hot day!

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    Yellow the backs of the sweet honeybees;

    Red the fair hair of the Derry Town maid;
    Yellow the yolk of the brown egg fresh-laid;

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    Yellow the daisies beloved by the clown;

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  2. Refreshing and delicious!!!!I would love a large glass now.

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  3. Oh my that chayote is really good for chicken. The banana is what we call "tundan" in the Philippines. After I looked at your photos I search where you are, I found out you are in Florida ^_^ Love those veggies and the banana of course^_^

    Spider Web

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  4. Ginger lemonade look delicious Lyndsey, and I love how you garnish the drink! gloria

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  5. I actually make lemonade quite often, in fact every time I have extra lemon juice from my bakes or cooking! I would add some ginger juice to it instead of steeping for the extra ginger taste:D Thanks for sharing Lyndsey

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  6. The ginger lemonade sounds great! I love cherry, strawberry or raspberry lemonade. I'll have to try ginger soon.

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  7. Oh man I bet this lemonaid is amazing!! Ginger & lemon are a natural combo, why haven't I thought of turning them into a drink? i will now!!

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  8. love this and I am going to use honey or a liquid sweetner next time

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  9. Love the addition of ginger in lemonade. Sounds really delicious.

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  10. Oh my those bananas looks so good!


    What a beauty!


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  11. Oh my goodness, the lemonade sounds perfect for MEeeeee! I'll sure wake up after drinking it. hahaha.... Btw, the chayote looks so hairy ccmpare to ours here.
    Btw, the banana looks more like a sunshine to me.
    Regards, Kristy

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  12. ginger is good, and to the lemonade, just perfect!

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  13. I feel refreshed just looking at that lemonade! The ginger must add such a great extra twist of spice.

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  14. dear, thank u for sharing so many delicious treats..
    looks especially tasty..:)
    Tasty Appetite

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  15. i definately need this now, i'm sweating over here after running up and down the house, one of its doors got jammed!

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  16. Been wanting to put a twist on the homemade lemonade..this is perfect! Thank you!

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  17. Lemons and ginger...sounds like a refreshing drink! I love candied ginger. They are so good to chew on :)

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  18. Magical Mystical Teacher - thanks!

    Erica - yes, help yourself! :D

    Kim - I will have to try chayote with chicken. I usually have it with eggs and cheese, but not the hairy ones.

    Gloria - thanks you, I love crystallizd ginger and use it when I can!

    Jeannie, the ginger juice would work well. By making the simple syrup with the water and sugar I just toss in the ginger...it easy to add to any drink!

    Andrea - I am sure you'll enjoy it!

    Rebecca - yes either one are good. I make a simple suryp to make it easier to add to the lemonade or dinks because it will mix in well. Honey or agave is good too.

    Angie - Now you have to try it.

    chubskulit - I thought...bananas, lemonade both yellow...had to add it to MYM! I'm off to visit yours.

    Kristy MLS - that is a hairy chayote compared to ours too. First time I've seen on like that! We loved those little bananas!

    Sonia - yes it's perfect together!

    Joanne - It's lovely refreshing and my daughter likes it! :D

    Jay - thanks so much!

    lena - yes, help yourself! How did your door get jammed?

    CutsEveryday - thank you and you're welcome, you're gonna love it!

    Biren - I could chew on candied ginger all day too! YUM!

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  19. Nothing beats home-made lemonade. This looks so refreshing with the ginger. I add ginger ale too sometime.
    Thank you for the lovely comment on my blog. I hope you'll come and visit again.
    Have a great day.

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  20. I love the combination as a seasoning so I imagine I would love this too! Such a great idea! I get tired of drinking it the same old way.

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  21. I have not seen hairy chayote too! interesting...looks like kiwi from some angle.

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  22. Hai Dear

    This looks yummy....you have a lovely blog… You have so many wonderful recipes..I have bookmarked you blog and some recipe from that to try..Please check out my blog.I am having a Giveaway in my blog..Please check it out and partcipate in that..
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  23. Can I have a glass right now, please ..........

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  24. Lyndsey, this must be very refreshing with lemon and ginger together. I want a glass too :)

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  25. This ginger lemonade would be a welcome change from the straight lemonade that I make daily; the weather here is very warm and that would be a perfect drink!

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  26. Ginger Lemonade is pretty much my idea of perfection in a glass! Awesome summer cooler :D

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  27. Oh yum! I've never thought to put ginger in lemonade, but it makes perfect sense! I bet this was delicious =)

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  28. Hai Dear

    This looks yummy....you have a lovely blog… You have so many wonderful recipes..I have bookmarked you blog and some recipe from that to try..Please check out my blog.I am having a Giveaway in my blog..Please check it out and partcipate in that..
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  29. Oh, I was looking at this yesterday and told myself i had to make this and promptly forgot when suddenly a bunch of people turned up unannounced. I'm glad I checked your blog out again today ... gonna make this right now!

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