To wrap up my lemon frenzy this last month, here’s a quick recipe for a simple and easy lemonade.

This lemonade is perfectly tart and sweet without giving you a toothache; just the drink for a hot summer day which we’ll have plenty of coming up.

Fresh Squeezed Lemonade
Prep time
Total time
Serves: 8 servings
  • 1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (around 5 lemons)
  • 1 cup granulated white sugar
  • 8 cups water
  1. In a small pot boil 1 cup of water and add the sugar, stirring, until completely dissolved.
  2. Place sugar-water and lemon juice in a quart jug or pitcher and stir in the remaining water.
  3. Taste and adjust to your preference if needed.
  4. Place in the refrigerator and chill (I recommend for at least four hours) before serving.
  5. Serve over ice and enjoy!




Brie is a fair-weather foodie. She wouldn’t go as far as to say she has a love/hate relationship with food, because she loves food and food clearly loves her; it loves her so much that it holds on as tight as it can and never lets go; mostly in the middle region. Her cooking style involves a lot of butter or garlic or onions, things that have “creamy” or “cheesy” in the title, also anything that you could add bacon to. She’s been making the noms since she was tall enough to reach the counter, and has been eating for even longer*. Brie’s passion for cooking-slash-baking will fluctuate however, usually correlating with how sick she is of doing dishes. Never-the-less, her passion for eating (sushi, take out Chinese, hole in the wall diner-y type foods) is as constant as the sun, the moon, death, and taxes. She also sometimes talks in the third person; don’t worry, you’ll get used to it.
*Fun Fact: When she was 10-13ish, only 1 out of every 5 batches of sugar cookie dough would make it past the butter/sugar stage and end up in the oven instead of Brie’s stomach. #ThisIsWhyI’mFat
P.S. She also set the microwave on fire during the same era while making home-made microwavable popcorn. Pro tip: Alton Brown is WRONG and you cannot put a paper bag with staples into the microwave; things will go badly.
P.P.S Happy ending. Even though to put out the fire she threw a bowl of water onto it and shorted all the circuits, the microwave started working after a week and her mom was non-the-wiser.
P.P.P.S But, I guess not any longer…

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