Words can’t describe the sadness in Japan. The lives loss. The memories gone. To have everything completely taken from them is heartbreaking. Every little bit helps right now so please help those who have nothing right now. For Japan With Love is one option, but there are so many ways to help. Click here for more options. Lets give them hope that it will get better soon.
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From the kitchen of: Isabel Canfield
Happy St. Patty’s Day! I know most of you will be living it up tonight, drinking your green beer or Guinness, but I have to be good because I gave up alcohol for Lent. Yes, I know. I’m crazy. I’ve been doing well, but let me tell you how tempted I was to add some rum to this drink I made for you today. In the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day, I wanted to give you a relatively green drink you can keep virgin or add some spirits. It’s totally up to you. Obviously, I kept mine alcohol-friendly, while Jared added some Whiskey. Either way, this mint lemonade was ultra refreshing, not too sweet and not too tart. Enjoy it this weekend when the temperature is suppose to warm up!
Makes about 6 glasses
3/4 cup of simple syrup (3/4 cup water + 3/4 sugar)
1/2 cup of fresh lemon juice (2-3 lemons)
1 cup of ice
4 cups of water
1. Make the simple syrup. In a small saucepan, pour 3/4 cup of water with 3/4 cup of sugar and heat to low-temp. Let the sugar dissolve completely through so that the syrup is clear. Takes about 5 minutes or so. Set aside and let cool.
2. Squeeze the lemon. About 3 lemons should give you 1/2 cup of lemon juice.
3. Mix lemonade together. Add a cup of ice, the lemon juice, simple syrup and 4 cups of water in a pitcher. Stir with a wooden spoon. You can stop here and drink the lemonade as is. If you like mint, continue on! Please note that you be the judge of how sweet or tart you like your lemonade. Taste it to see you need a touch more lemon juice.