Lemonade

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Strawberry Lemonade
Usually Amador is more of the measurer when it comes to cooking, baking and such. I usually eye ball it or season to taste if it’s my own recipe, but since I’m sharing it with you, I needed to try it. Here goes…

5 1/2 cups of water
1/4 cup of pure lemon juice or 2 1/2 freshly squeezed lemons
7 fresh or frozen strawberries
1/2 cup of regular sugar or 3/4 cup of organic sugar (depends)

I have my favorite container that I use to fix lemonade. If you’re using fresh strawberries, wash, cut and slice them. Drop them into pitcher. Next add in your lemon juice. Place the cap on the container if you can and shake it up a little. This tints the lemon juice and starts the flavoring.

Next add in the sugar, then the water. Shake or stir. It’s important to have a cup to taste test it. When I use organic sugar, I sometimes add a little more thus the reason for the alternative sugar measurement.

Chill lemonade for at least 20 minutes, then serve. Note that the strawberries will rise to the top shortly after you begin making it and will not fall for several hours. The longer the strawberries sit in the lemonade, the rich the flavor. All the ingredients are listed below.  I use this sugar most of the time and this lemon juice. They’re both organic. It’s great for cooking too.

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