Sophie’s Lemonade

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 🙂

Sophie’s Lemonade

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!