Ugh, it is hot and humid here like it is in most of the US. We’re trying to stay cool and hydrated. I got a good deal on limes at the store and Sheridan asked if I could make lime-aid. Well, I had never done it and didn’t find any recipes in my cookbooks and didn’t want to run to the computer so I just gave it a shot. Here is the recipe:
- 3 limes
- 1 C sugar (more or less to taste)
- cold water
Wash the limes well and remove any stickers. Cut the limes in half and juice into a large pitcher or other glass container (don’t use plastic, they are very acidic.) I used a Pyrex 1 Qt measuring cup. Add the sugar and mash the limes into the sugar with a wooden spoon or something like that. Let sit for 5 minutes or so. Put this mixtures into a 2 quart (1/2 gallon) container – preferably glass – and add water to fill. Chill.
That’s it! I’ve been told it is tasty and it is about gone now so I’ll have to make some more. I want to try substituting honey for the sugar next time since we are trying to cut down on refined sugar.
I had a shock yesterday while strolling the garden. The plants I though were cucumber plants are not, well, I don’t think they are. One of the fruits is softball sized, round and looks surprisingly like a cantaloupe. I have things things all OVER my garden so whatever they are, if they live until the fruits are ripe we’re going to have a lot of them. I found ten while I was out there. Still getting strawberries, peas (almost over), peppers and my first Matt’s Wild Cherry Tomatoes. Not many tomatoes made it past the deer this year. <sigh> Still thinking toward fall. We may build some hoop houses this year. We’ll see.