Monday, August 19, 2013

When Life Gives You Lemons!

Hello dear followers. I can't believe that we are in the last weeks of August and Labor Day is just two weeks away. This summer has surely flown by for me. How about you?

Last weekend my husband, dogs, and I were at the shore. It was blissfully quiet as we had no family down, and I had the windows open, with some cool breezes blowing all weekend. That doesn't usually happen here in August but we have had a cool period lately. Believe it or not we had night time temps in the high fifties last week and beautiful fall like seventies during the day.

 I love nothing more than to throw open the windows and let the breezes blow in. In my opinion, sleeping with the windows open and hearing the crickets chip at night is the best way to fall asleep. It's not lasting though, heat and humidity coming back in tomorrow!

I have been addicted lately to a simple quick version of lemonade. I just felt like something tart and a little sweet. I didn't feel like squeezing a lemon so I used this lemon  juice that I bought at a local grocery. It  comes from Italy. I squeezed a bit into the bottom of a glass, added water, lots of ice, a few drops of liquid stevia ( I like the NuNatural brand a lot!) and topped with some fresh mint.

 I love it. I've now forsaken my beloved ice tea for this concoction and I can't get enough of it.

My DIL Meghan also loved it, and it was our beach drink of choice a few weekends ago. We also made it with lime juice, but it just didn't have the pucker up tartness that the lemon did.

Let me know if you try it and if you like it. Sending love and hugs and lemon kisses from me to you!!

Thought for the day: When life gives you lemons.....make sugar free lemonade!!!


  1. When I am being a bad girl, I have the sugar free lemonade at restaurants. I love lemonade and I will try that. I doubt I will find that same lemon juice though!
    Our weather has still been so hot, but I hate to say a negative about it because I know it will end too soon. Last Saturday I woke up with that same feeling of "this is bliss". It was a beautiful morning and my heart was full. I momentarily forgot how mad I was about the cholesterol thing:) I'm glad that you are having some quiet time at the shore. I'm sure it is nice to have lots of people around, but quiet is good too.
    I guess I am going to have to try the liquid stevia drops. It seems I am slow to try a lot of things. I did see the almond flour, Honeyville, at Costco today. That's cool for people that use it!
    Have a great week, and try to blog more!!!
    Blessings my friend:)

  2. I have some lemon juice I bought at sprouts and some fresh mint growing in the flower bed in the front. Will try that. Glad you had a nice time at the beach.
    Have a good one. :-)

  3. yummy! I actually just bought a bag of lemons at Costco this weekend, so we've been putting big hunks into our waters. I thought about putting some stevia in there too, so maybe today I will! Have a great rest of your week, Pattie!

  4. Glad you posted about that stevia. I saw a nutritionist recommend it and was looking at it at the store, but decided I didn't want to spend the money just in case I didn't like it :) Now that I know it's not bitter or weird tasting, I will go buy it. I have the pure lemon packets of dehydrated lemon and think it will probably work well with your lemonade so I think I will try it when I get that stevia.
    Have a great week!
    PS-Congrats on your 3lb weight loss (I saw it on FB)