Thursday, February 18, 2016

When life gives you limes.....

you make LIMEADE!

With the arrival of our UAB last week, we now have my citrus press (can't wait till our HHE arrives and I can use my new KitchenAid citrus juicer attachment I got for Christmas!!). We went online to find a limeade recipe. Our first batch, when we started adding water to get up to the 2 quarts, about halfway there it was already watered down (not enough limes). We added the rest of the limes we had picked at the time and had super sweet hint of lime water. Ever since, we've been tweaking with the lime to sugar to water ratio. We are trying to get the perfect amount of tartness for Richard but still have enough sweetness for the rest of us to enjoy too.

The basic how to:

After acquiring a plethora of limes, get a cute helper.

Put the sugar in your pitcher, squeeze the juice out of your limes (we squeezed over a small colander since the limes have a ton of seeds). Lick the occasional lime to make sure it is still tart.

Then add water, lick lips while you imagine how good it will be, and stir it all about (doesn't hurt to also sing a song about the lime and a coconut while making limeade too).

Limeade Recipe:
Juice of ~8-9 medium-large limes
2/3 cup sugar
add water to make 2 quarts of limeade


  1. Fresh limeade is soooooo yummy!

  2. Just seeing news of Tropical Cyclone Winston over Fiji -- hoping you are dry and safe and that all those in the path have shelter. Do take care!