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Lemonade Syrup from Lori Longbotham

    Luscious Lemon Desserts by Lori Longbotham is filled with lemon ideas, some familiar and some with a twist. Here’s her idea for “staging ahead” to make lemonade: make a lemon juice syrup that can be stored for up to three weeks. When you want to drink, all you do is mix the syrup…

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Prickly Pear Lemonade and Sparkling Alternative

Recent posts here have covered prickly pears, prickly pear syrup, and, most certainly, prickly pear margaritas. Does the syrup end there? No, you can put it on pancakes or waffles. Drizzle it on pound cake and ice cream. But wait. There’s still plenty of beverage mileage for this glorious pink liquid. You can make a…

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Just Muddling Along: Perfect Lemonade

Here is how we found our way to the best lemonade yet. “Are you open for lunch?” I asked. It was 12:01 at the Pig Bar in Saugerties, New York. “We are. We just are.” The bar there is huge: high, wide, and thirty feet long. The voice came from a little girl. Pretty and…

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First ‘Ade: Another Step Towards Refrigerator Management and Spousal Approval

  Suzen came right up to me, gave me a kiss, and said, “Sweetie, we need to talk. Sit down.” “I didn’t do it,” I said. The best starting step is simply to deny everything. Open one little crack and you are dead. Ask any defense attorney. “No, it’s not that,” she reassured me. “You…

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