Few people realize I grew up on a small farm in the country. Like dirt-road-no-neighbors country. And in the summer, there is nothing better than the food that comes with rural country living. From the constant cookouts followed by dessert (which generally includes fresh fruit pies, s’mores or homemade ice cream), to the amazing produce picked out of the garden - like seriously, I’m now a vegetable snob because there really is nothing better than homegrown veggies. I laugh at the thought of buying corn from the grocery store.
One other thing I can’t get enough of during the warm weather months is lemonade. Not lemon-flavored powder, but real fresh-squeezed lemonade. I do realize it takes a few minutes longer than stirring powder, but the taste is so much more genuine. And with life as crazy and overly processed as it is, sometimes it’s nice to just slow down and taste real, natural ingredients.
So, when you just need a glass or two of fresh lemonade, here’s how you do it:
Ingredients (per glass)
- 1 Lemon (on the larger side)
- 2-4 tsp. of sugar
- 1¼ C Water and Ice
Cut lemon in half horizontally, take out the seeds you can find and squeeze juice either by hand or with a press into your drinking container of choice. Add water. Stir in sugar to taste.
There’s something about drinking from a Mason Jar glass in the summer♥
Cute Vineyard Vines straw from their Kentucky Derby event in May.