Organic Lavender Lemonade

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Happy Easter or just happy Sunday!  I hope you all had a wonderful holiday with your beloved ones.  We truly did.  We hosted a handful of our extended family over for a meal today.  Every one contributed and we had a fabulous day. It was complete, full of laughter good company and great food. 

Today was a real treat for me in multiple ways.  First and foremost, I was healthy.  My condition, for those who know, decided to take the day off today.  I was able to operate at full speed.  Allowing me to have the best gathering I could have ever desired for this day.  I love hosting people in our home, being upright participating today made me a very happy mommy.

I truly enjoy making my loved ones feel loved and appreciated.  They are taking the time to get together, giving up their valuable time to be with us.  In today’s world, our time can easly seem so much more sparce.  It is so easy to get caught up and often miss opportunities for good quality time.  I am grateful for each and every person in my life who I can spend enjoyable time with.  For this I choose to express my gratitude to others by means of preparing food, drinks and desserts with love.

When I am feeding my family and friends it nourishes both of us.  I get pleasure of knowing  that I am making healthy contributions to their well being.  All the while they are consuming good food.  Making what you consume ensures the quality.  Knowing it’s made with great care and great ingredients is part of why it tastes so much better. This care and attention to ingredients mostly ensures a quality product.  I am known to mix it up time to time for a little variation and for some added pizazz.  

Today for our family gathering, as we celebrated the Easter holiday, we enjoyed a banquet of deliciousness.  This included spinach salad, garlic rolls, roasted organic carrots, organic mashed yams, oven roasted asparagus and a honey baked ham.  As a compliment to the great food, we drank homemade chilled organic lavender lemonade.  The spring holiday and weather made the lavender lemonade a perfect choice for everyone to enjoy.  It was also a nice alternative to juice.  This is the recipe that I have chosen to share with my readers, in today’s post.  

My parents have a well established Myers lemon tree at their home.  We benifit greatly, as they give us fresh organic delicous lemons on a regular basis.  I often will freeze the juice in ice cube trays and store the juice frozen in gallon freezer bags.  This makes using the lemon juice so convenient.  Not only are the frozen cubes non messy they are premeasured out.  This also ensures I never run out of fresh lemon juice, as freezing them helps to preserve the freshness.

Myers lemons tend to be a bit tarter than other lemons.  My son and I tried and failed at our attempt at lemon popsicles a few weeks ago, so I was very happy to concock a recipe for our lemonade that worked well combating the bitterness.  The ingredients I chose for this delicious drink are as follows:

1 gallon bag of organic frozen Myer lemon juice cubes
1/4 bottle ginger ale or clear soda
1 cup (+- to taste) Organic agave sweetner
4 cups boiling water
4 cups cold water
4-6 fresh sprigs of organic lavender
Ice

In a large container, combine all ingredients in the order in which they are listed above.  Stir, drink, share, enjoy.  This recipe contains no alcohol and is family friendly.  However, I could see adding vodka, tequila or rum to make it an adult drink.

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Thanks for checking out today’s post.  All posts and creations done by Jacquelynn Knoll.

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