When I stand before God at the end of my life,
I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say,
"I used everything You gave me."
~Erma Bombeck

January 5, 2010

Homemade lemonade recipe from homegrown lemons!

Recently I was handed a BUNCH of lemons. Lookee here aren't they beautiful?

My best friend and neighbor Aa harvested her lemon tree the week of Christmas and she and her children picked 335 lemons in all. They were the most beautiful lemons. So, I used my super duper Breville juicer and came up with 3/4 gallons of fresh lemon juice. I froze most of it, but just had to make some fresh lemonade.

Homemade Lemonade


• Lemon Juice, freshly squeezed from 6 large lemons (1-1/2 cups, organic lemons if you can find them)

• 1 cup of sugar, granulated - more or less to taste

• 6 cups cold water
• Freshly made Ice cubes (old ice picks up freezer odors ...dump them and start over)


Note: The sugar and water does not have to be boiled but the quality of the lemonade is improved if you boil them in a pan for 2 minutes, chill and then add the lemon juice. (I didn't do this, but I still loved our lemonade. I will try it next time).

• In a large pitcher, combine the freshly squeezed lemon juice, granulated sugar and cold water

• Stir briskly to dissolve the sugar completely

• Garnish with lemon slices (didn't do this either, but it would make a wonderful presentation)

Reminds me of a favorite song...

Remember, when life hands you lemons, make lemonade!

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Blessed with Grace


  1. Oh, I just LOVE homemade lemonade and miss having homegrown lemons. Enjoy :)


  2. Hi Lanie. Thanks for joining us for TMTT. I have enjoyed visiting your blog tonight. Now I am thirsty. What a treat to have all those fresh lemons.