It’s almost BBQ season and I know every year I’m always looking for new recipes and new creations to make when we have people over or just for ourselves to enjoy on the grill for dinner. It’s fun making new things and experimenting with fresh herbs and vegetables.
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As we continue on our new lifestyle of eating healthier and making better choices for us, we have been making almost everything homemade. What we realized though was our drink options weren’t as enjoyable. I was making homemade tea or flavored fruit water, but it just wasn’t the same. Andrew actually mentioned why don’t we just make our own fresh juices. Duh, why didn’t I think of that. He said he would make some strawberry lemonade. I was amazed that he was going to make anything, so I let him loose in the kitchen. And what happened was phenomenal.
I couldn’t believe how easy it was to make something so incredibly, wonderful tasting. Besides water, there are only three (3!!!!) required ingredients — sugar, strawberries, and lemons. Ever look at the back of a flavored lemonade bottle? There’s typically at least one ingredient you can’t even pronounce, food dyes, and then there’s always “natural flavors”. What is that exactly!? After seeing a show about secrets of the food industry, I really prefer not to even think about it. It also gives up a reason to play around with our lemon juicer. Definitely a gadget worth having!
Daddy N Company , Brylane Home & Wildtree with Kelly Velasco.