Before I succumbed to The Illness, I had ordered several lemons in our organic-veg box, with great plans for lemon drizzle cake, lemon meringue and lemon and garlic broccoli. But they languished for a week with the apples looking like blobs of summer amongst the earthy green apples until our small men decided to make lemonade.
This lemonade is a recipe my friend Sophie gave me, and in its making brought great memories and hopes of a warm summer
zest and juice of 5 lemons
1 lb of sugar
2 litres water
2 tablespoons citric acid
Mix the zest, sugar and water together until the sugar dissolves. Let this sit for a couple of hours, then sieve, add the lemon juice and citric acid.
Dilute to drink, delicious with ice in the shade of an old tree on a warm day!