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Who Wants Lemonade! Oh, And It's Herbal......

Jessica Morgan, M.H.

Over here in my California's hot. In fact I was just contemplating wringing my clothes out.  But, by the grace of the garden Gods I have everything I need to whip up the best icy cold goodness I can imagine.

So I grabbed this and a little of that, oh and a bit of that too. I have whipped up this quick lemonade recipe and I'm thinking I just have to share it with everyone.



Anyway, who's not thinking of lemonade right now? I know I am.



Gardener's Lemonade

1/3 cup raw sugar or honey

1 cup water

6 lemons, washed

3 cups hot water

A couple sprigs of lemon balm leaves

A couple sprigs of  mint leaves

A couple sprigs of  bergamot leaves

Or any herbs you wish to use

Extra tea herbs for garnish


1. In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine sugar and 1 cup water. Heat until the sugar has completely dissolved. Bring to a boil and cook, without stirring, for 1 minute or until the syrup is clear. Toss in a few lemon balm leaves. Set aside to cool.

2. Peel the rind of two lemons and set aside. Cut all 6 lemons in half.

3. Using electric or cone hand juicer, juice lemons: strain into a large pitcher. Stir in cooled syrup, hot water, lemon balm, mint, bergamot and lemon rind strips. Set in sun or leave on kitchen counter for 1 hour or more. Serve over ice. Garnish with fresh leaves of lemon balm, bergamot, or linden flowers and mint leaves.

 Yummy huh......




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Disclaimer - The information provided in this article is for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for advice from your physician or other health care professional. You should not use the information in this article for self-diagnosis or to replace any prescriptive medication. You should consult with a health care professional before starting any diet, exercise or supplementation program, before taking any medication, or if you have or suspect you might have a health problem, suffer from allergies, are pregnant or nursing.

Jessica Morgan, M.H.

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