Thursday, June 25, 2009

It’s All About the Lemonade…

A sunny summer day in June should be perfect picnic weather…NOT…it was so hot when I shot these photos that the ice in the lemonade melted almost instantly, so think cool thoughts when viewing these photos…

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Ice cold lemonade is the perfect summer drink for a picnic…

Lemonade

  • 6 lemons (juice of 6 lemons)
  • 1 cup sugar, or to taste
  • 4 cups cold water
  • 1 lemon, cut crosswise into very thin slices

Preparation -
Mix the lemon juice and sugar together in a large pitcher. Stir to dissolve all the sugar, then add the water. Serve over ice. Place a lemon slice on top of each glass before serving.

 

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Stir 2 tablespoons of grape juice into 2 quarts of fresh lemonade for just the right shade of pale pink. Chill and serve.

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Everything except the vintage glass jar and silverware came from Goodwill…(the checked towels came from Dollar Tree)

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36 comments:

  1. Such beautiful summery photos today, Becky. There's nothing better than a cold glass of lemonade on a hot summer day.

    Di
    The Blue Ridge Gal

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  2. Hi Becky! Nice to visit your blog. Thanks for the sweet comments! I love your setting! It is just gorgeous!!!! It makes me want to relax and take the afternoon off. :) Your photos are perfect!!

    ~Liz

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  3. What a great picnic setting. I now want to go have a picnic. Thanks for the reminder that picnics can have lovely settings! Have a great day!

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  4. I was really thinking cool the whole time I promise. It's been 107 here already, so I do know how hot it can get. I so love the picnic and what a pretty setting, I love the lemonade jar too. I havn't seen one of those in years. So well done, love it all. Hugs, Marty

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  5. Beautiful photos! Your blog is such a happy place to visit. Mr. Blog Kitty is adorable!

    Thanks for stopping by to see me yesterday.

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  6. yum...wish I was sitting in the shade enjoying a nice cool glass of lemonade

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  7. Oh Becky I just love this...its like a mag cover to me...just great photos and love the old time ball lemonade jar...thanks so much for sharing this great post my friend...May you have a cool day ha ha!! hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

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  8. Great pictures, now I want some lemonade!

    Thanks for stopping my my blog, I love new visitors!

    Blessings
    Robin

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  9. What a pretty picnic! With temperatures in the upper 90s here in Alabama, that lemonade would be great. BTW, I LOVE your jar that the lemonade is in!

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  10. Pink Lemonade and a daisy, could it get any better!

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  11. hi becky ~thanks for the great lemonade recipe...your spread looks like a delight

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  12. Hi Becky, it is all so lovely and fresh....just charming!!

    Barb

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  13. Just blog lurking and found yours.... Love your table or picnic scape! it screams sweet old fashion summer. I love it!

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  14. Ohhh this is nice! I love the vintage glass jar! The red plates are terrific! Great photos too!Happy TT!

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  15. Oh my! The photos alone are delectable! Great shots!
    Brenda

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  16. I absolutely love this posting! Such refreshment and color and summer and..and..and..

    Thank you :)

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  17. Your photos are fantastic!!! I fell like I am there with you!!!

    I love all of your red, white and blue!!! Sooo pretty!!! The lemonade looks so refreshing and yummy...I love the jar you have it in!!! Wonderful post!!!

    Enjoy!!!
    XOXO
    Cathy

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  18. What a lovely and festive patriotic picnic on the grass. Love the placemats and the flatware. The dasies are such a lovely touch!

    Thanks for sharing!

    Tina

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  19. This is so beautiful and very summery!!!

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  20. Beautiful Becky. Love your 4th of July set-up... AND the lemonade is the BEST summer drink I think...

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  21. So pretty and shouts Summer! Love the jug and white basket..

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  22. This was very inspiring and a breath of coolness from the ice cold lemonade.

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  23. You have captured the magic of Summer! Wonderful!
    Thanks for making me smile this AM and giving me such inspiration.
    Joyce

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  24. Your photographs are just beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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  25. Becky, I enjoyed "thumbing" through your photographs. We'll get lots of use out from your recipe for lemonade. Your entire post charmingly captured summer.

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  26. Like everyone else, I love that jar! I know what you mean about trying to keep the from melting, it's like you need ice for the ice!

    Your picnic tablescape is just lovely, what says summer better than red, white and blue, daisies, lemonade and a picnic basket!

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  27. Nothing better on a hot day than a cold glass of lemonade! Love the outdoor tablescape. Ready for July 4th!

    Christi

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  28. What a fantastic post! The colors and photos and your lemonade holder jar thingie is just so cool I have always been a fan or your photography!
    Love it!
    Have a Fabulous Weekend!
    ~Really Rainey~

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  29. I went right home yesterday and made this lemonade! It was yummy and so refreshing!

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  30. I haven't had homemade lemonade in...well forever! It sounds so good, I wish I had a big, cold glass right now. Your beautiful photos were also a treat for the eyes. :)

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  31. This is all very pretty!

    Wish I had some lemonade!

    Katherine

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  32. I'd love to plop myself down in the middle of that picnic!! I love fresh lemonade and I love the container you served it from - Beautiful photos!!

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  33. Adorable photos. Check out my lemonade post:

    http://butteryum.blogspot.com/2009/06/recipe-review-blueberry-lemonade-by.html

    Take care.

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  34. This is just beautiful, Becky! Perfect for the 4th of July!

    Jane

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  35. WOW...your photos are stunning!!! TFS!

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