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Brian’s Watermelon Lemonade

In March, with snow on the ground, I looked forward to summer and posted my favorite lemonade recipe: Brian’s Perfect Lemonade 1-2-3 which you can find at … http://www.cookingbythebook.com/blog/recipes/brians-perfect-lemonade-123/ I do love this recipe, but now that summer is really really here, it’s time to look at some augmentation. This recipe for Watermelon Lemonade gives…

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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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