It's January and that means in California the lemons are in season. So are the oranges. I am so happy that we have a dwarf Meyer lemon tree, as well as a navel and valencia orange tree in the yard. Time to get juicing. And, with all the illness going around a big glass of OJ sounds perfect this morning.
Nothing beats fresh squeezed orange juice, unless it is fresh squeezed lemonade.
Temperatures went below freezing over the weekend but the trees
seem to be okay (including our avocado trees.)
The simple syrups starts with equal parts cold water and sugar in a small saucepan.
Heat until sugar dissolves.
|What you will need to make one glass of lemonade|
|a wooden citrus juicer really takes care of business if you're making one glass of lemonade|
If you are making a lot of juice, which we do when we use oranges,
a heavy-duty juicer is a handy item to have around. (And, for vegetables and other non-citrus fruits,
we have a Power Juicer.)
|yum, ready to drink (needs to be stirred first!)|
I think I love lemon more than chocolate - if there is a choice between something lemon and something chocolate, I am more inclined to select the lemon. Chocolate is a close second.
I even have a board dedicated to lemons on pinterest.