Basic Lemonade

Ingredients: 1 cup lemon juice ( approximately 6 lemons)1 cup sugar7 cups water Directions: In a 2 quart pitcher mix juice, water and sugar until sugar had dissolved.Serve over ice. Servings: Serve Time preparation: 10 min. Time total: 10 min. Favorite...

Glazed Pears

Ingredients: 2 lemons, juice of16 pears, unpeeled ( a mix of Anjou, green, red, and Bartlett is good)2 tablespoons unsweetened butter4 tablespoons brown sugar ( or to taste) Directions: In a large bowl, mix the lemon juice with 2 cups of water.Core the pears, slice them lengthwise into wedges, then chop into bite size...

Pink Lemonade

Ingredients: 1 cup lemon juice ( fresh or bottled)3/4 cup sugar4 cups cold water1 tablespoon grenadine Directions: In a pitcher combine the lemon juice and sugar. Stir to dissolve the sugar.Add the water and grenadine; stir until well blended.Chill and serve over ice. Servings: 12 Time preparation: 5 min. Time total: 5 min. Favorite...

Lemon-Mint Spritzer

Ingredients: 1/4 cup lemon syrup ( recipe posted separately)1 cup sparkling water6 crushed mint leavesice Directions: Fill a tall glass with ice and add 6 crushed mint leaves. Pour in 1/4 cup of Lemon Syrup and 1 cup of sparkling water.Garnish with a twist of lemon. Servings: 1 Time preparation: 5 min. Time total:...

Pear-Ginger Lemonade

Ingredients: 3 cups pear nectar, chilled1/2 cup fresh lemon juice1/3 cup Splenda granular, sugar substitute4 teaspoons ginger juice ( *) Directions: Combine all ingredients in a pitcher, stirring until Splenda dissolves. Serve over ice.*Note: Gigner juice comes in tiny bottles in the juice or spice aisles at grocery stores. If unavailbale, peel and chop...

Orange Cordial

Ingredients: 3 oranges, juice and zest of ( approx 200mL juice needed)500 g sugar600 ml water15 g citric acid Directions: Remove the peel from the oranges. Peel thin enough that you don’t get any of the white pith.Place in a large saucepan together with the sugar and water. Heat until boiling. Reduce heat to...

Lemon Quiche

Ingredients: 1 (9 inch) prebaked pie crusts4 lemons1 cup heavy cream1 cup milk or 1 cup half-and-half1/2 cup sugar4 eggs1 teaspoon flour Directions: Preheat oven to 375 degrees.Zest 1 lemon. Place the zest in a saucepan with the cream and milk and simmer gently for 5 minutes.Juice all the lemons including the zested one...

Orange and Mozzarella Towers With Orange Balsamic Vinaigrette

Ingredients: 4 oranges, sliced into 1/4 inch slices lightly grilled12 baby lettuce leaves12 slices fresh mozzarella cheese ( 1/4-inch thick)12 fresh basil leavesfresh ground black pepper2 tablespoons orange zest, chopped1/4 cup orange juice1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar3 tablespoons olive oilsalt and pepper ( to taste) Directions: To make each portion:.Place 3 baby lettuce leaves on...

Tarragon Ice

Ingredients: 3 cups water1 cup sugar1/3 cup fresh lemon juice ( or lime)1 tablespoon fresh tarragon, snipped Directions: In a saucepan combine water and sugar. Bring to boiling, stirring to dissolve sugar. Remove from heat. Cool about 30 minutes. In a 2 quart square baking dish, combine sugar mixture, lemon juice and tarragon. Cover...