Quench Your Thirst with Old Fashioned Strawberry-Lemonade

Old-Fashioned Strawberry Lemonade
5 mins
10 mins
Cool
10 mins
15 mins
 

Make delicious old-fashioned strawberry lemonade in minutes!

Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
: 4 8 oz Servings
  • 12 Strawberries Chopped
  • 1 C Water
  • 3 Tbls Sugar
Lemonade
  • 32 oz Cold Water
  • 2 Squeezed Lemons
  • 1/4 C Sugar
  • 1/2 C Strawberry Simple Syrup
  • 8 Strawberries Garnish
  • 1 Sliced Lemon Garnish
Instructions
  1. Simple Syrup: Remove hull and chop strawberries. Bring water and sugar to a simmer and add strawberries. Simmer for 5 minutes, stirring regularly. Remove from heat and strain to cool.

Strawberry-Lemonade
  1. Add simple syrup to water and lemon mixture. Stir until all sugar has dissolved. Run lemon wedge around the rim of the glass and press into sugar. Pour lemonade over ice and serve.

It’s strawberry season in Florida and the strawberries couldn’t be sweeter. With so many strawberries around the kitchen we are whipping up some good, old-fashioned homemade strawberry lemonade. This thirst-quenching family favorite only takes a short time to whip up and it disappears quickly so you need to make an extra batch to have in the refrigerator.

For a quick grab-n-go store the lemonade in a working glass over night in the refrigerator.

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Sometimes, No Recipe is The Best Recipe

I’m sure at one time or another you have come home from a busy day with no idea of what to make for dinner. Happens to me quite often but, sometimes no recipe can be the best recipe.

Check out this leftover, bbq rotisserie chicken pizza which turned out to be one of the best pizza’s I have ever had.

This was literally made from leftovers and whatever was in the refrigerator.

  • rotisserie chicken
  • bbq sauce
  • onion rings
  • mushrooms
  • chopped onion
  • mozzarella cheese
  • blue cheese dressing
  • pizza dough from the bakery( I always keep one on hand as a go to)

My point being: get creative, let no food go to waste and stop stressing over that ”perfect” recipe.

Have fun in the kitchen!


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Week Three: Drowning in Plastic

I was in Walmart for the first time since embarking on this Zero Waste Journey; I felt like I was in The Twilight Zone (intro music plays…) with aisles and aisles stocked from floor to ceiling with plastic cups, coolers, straws and crafts. I must make a choice. A choice between trying to help planet earth and reduce waste long term or to serve myself out of convenience by continuing to use the toxic plastics surrounding me.

Almost everything we consume is encased in plastic. If not a plastic bottle then a plastic wrap of some sort. It seems the “stop sucking” movement has made an impact to stop the use of plastic straws. That’s fantastic! But, why stop there?

Stopping the use of plastic straws are just the beginning. We had to start somewhere though. So what’s next? Where do we go from here?

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Do we address shampoo bottles, milk jugs, Saran Wrap, zip loc bags, sneakers, Crocs, etc. The list of plastic products is infinite.

As I walk slower and slower through the aisles of Walmart, almost in a zombie like state, I am drowning in this vast sea of plastic products. I am second guessing product choices and looking at plastic cups in disgust because of the vision of an ocean overflowing with trash.

This is a challenge. Rather a battle over what and who to put first: Me, Myself and I or the generations after me including the health and well being of the planet and all of its ecosystems. Hmmm, when you write it down and put it that way, the choice is crystal clear.

It’s clear that we all need to be a little more selfless, be a little more aware of what we are consuming and have the courage to give up most of the plastics we are surrounded by.

Trying to go Zero Waste is definitely a journey. Sometimes a rough ride because it requires mental strength, persistence and willpower with a willingness to give up a lot of modern day conveniences.

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Let’s All Share Positive Energy

As Bloggers having social media accounts means taking the good with the bad. I have no room in my life for negativity. Do you block those people or let it roll?

I am making these little bundles for friends and family in hopes of bringing awareness and inspiration for others to rid their lives of plastic; even if it’s the small things.

Of course a follower got on my case inferring what’s the point, you’re throwing them away anyway! I think she missed the point.

I hope to bring awareness and inspiration to reduce the use of plastic.

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