Monday, June 05, 2006

Summer in a glass

Karen posted about some great looking ice-cream the other day and really got my summer food juices flowing. Here's my contribution - lemon balm lemonade.

Lemon balm grows like a weed in the garden here. At least this way I use the handfuls of it I pull up to keep it under control. I put the leaves in boiling water to infuse for about 2 mins, make a sugar syrup (boil sugar with a little water to dissolve it) and juice some lemons. Mix together and chill. Mmmm.

Best of all I can feel virtuous drinking it knowing it's full of vitamin C with no nasty additives. Don't you love it when healthy is just so good.


Oh and by the way all you crocs fans - I wore mine in public today and got a compliment! So sucks to you windowcleaner and thank you bloggy friends - your sage advice was right again.

9 comments:

lindiepindie said...

That is a beautiful, summery, mouth-watering shot. Yummmmm!

jojo* said...

Mmmmm. I've got some in my garden...I'll have to try that. I've put it in tea, but haven't thought to put it in lemonade.

melissa f. said...

i'm trying it this week. its weedy here too.

i saw a very hip woman wearing her crocs whilst bike riding yesterday (red!) and thought of you!

weirdbunny said...

Sounds delicious, but I'm more excited that I've just seen my name on your blog list!!!! Thankyou so much you wonderful person!!!!

capello said...

Oh, that drink looks go good right now... and I bet it would be good spiked too.

Megan said...

Yummy!

Dana said...

I've got lemon balm taking over! Thanks for the recipe, I'll be making it for a party this weekend!

Robin Green Eye said...

oh my, that sounds good.

Batteries Not Required said...

Just found your blog via weird bunny. I will have to try the lemon balm drink...and I have crocs too. Pink ones (very similar to your red ones!) haven't been bold to wear em in public but i wear them around the garden all the time.