Homemade lemonade

This is one of our favourite summer time drinks and since today the weather has improved, it’s time to make this refreshing drink after a hard day’s work in the garden.

Ingredients

3 lemons
170g (6oz) white sugar
1 pint of warm water
2 pints of cold water (later)

Home Made lemonade 1

Instructions

Cut the lemons in half and juice.

Home Made lemonade 2

Add the juice to the jug of sugar and place the juicer on top of the jug. Pour the 1 pint of warm water through the juicer to get more flavour.

Home Made lemonade 3

Home Made lemonade 4

Stir the jug thoroughly to dissolve as much sugar as possible. Place the jug in the fridge for 2 hours. Remove and add 2 pints of cold water. Stir again to dissolve any sugar crystals left.

Enjoy!

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Update: After drinking a little of this, we found it a little sharp as the lemons pictured, were very juicy. So we added another 2 oz (60g) of sugar. It all depends on your taste, so if you’re unsure, start with the amount of sugar specified and add more if needed.

Lamb and chickpea pilaf

Today I decided to try the lamb and chickpea pilaf recipe from delicious magazine.  The recipe ingredients and instructions can be found here: http://www.deliciousmagazine.co.uk/recipes/lamb-and-chickpea-pilaf.

It was simple to make, but it didn’t have quite enough depth in flavour.   Next time I try this recipe I’m going to try adding 2 to 3 table spoons of mango chutney and also frying the chickpeas in step 2 with the spices to get more flavour from the chickpeas.