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Brian’s Strawberry Lemonade

This morning in the Catskills it was 30° but it’s headed to 86° in two days. Time to believe in summer and the need for cool refreshment instead of cool temperature. And just in time the strawberries are arriving. Not local, but they’ll do. Here’s rif on my earlier blog for the best, and simplest…

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Blackberry Lemonade

Berry lemonades are eye opening. The sweetness of the berry is matched by the that tart lemon flavor. All tempered with sugar of course. This recipe, from Sips and Apps by Kathy Casey, is a nice variation. A berry syrup is combined with cold soda water. You can alter the syrup contribution to intensify or…

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Brian’s Quick Lemon Juice

Many recipes, like lemonade, call for cupful quantities of fresh lemon juice. Juicing a dozen or so lemons to get a single cup of fresh juice takes time, usually creates a mess, and — with lemons at 2 or 3 for a dollar — has some real cost. Here’s a quick shortcut to create ¾…

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Brian’s Perfect Lemonade 1-2-3

Lemonade. Does that word inspire you, generate immediate thirst, or bring up the visual of a darling pair of little girls with a rickety stand somewhere. My favorite non-alcoholic beverage is lemonade. I crave it year round. Homemade. From scratch. For most of you, making lemonade has meant lifting the lid off that can of…

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