I must first apologize for my absence. It’s been a long summer! There’s been WAY too much work and WAY too many things going on in the garden and greenhouse! We planted 58 – that’s not a typo – 58 tomato plants! There will be many, many tomato based recipes coming your way! And beans … and peppers … and cucumbers … yikes …
One fine spring morning, the Dear One wakes up and looks at me, a twinkle in his eye … what do you want to do today? I don’t know. WHat do you want to do today? We should do something. (It’s like an often repeated scene from the film Marty!) I should have known he was waiting for this opening, this tiny bit of indecision on my part.
Well, I have an idea! Those five little words always bring a tiny bit of terror to my soul.
Let’s go pick strawberries! Ummm, okay. And off we go, girls in tow, to pick the strawberries that grow in a row. (Huh, huh, how’s that for a rhyme?!)
Here I’m thinking strawberries. The Dear One was thinking STRAWBERRIES. I think we picked fifteen quarts of strawberries. Some were greedily eaten, some went into smoothies, some into an incredible ice cream you’ll see next, and bags and bags and bags went into the freezer.
And some were lucky enough to make their way into this strawberry limeade.
I’ve made this a number of times, and used the frozen strawberries in my freezer, once the fresh ran out. Frozen strawberries quarter very easily. Lime juice, strawberries and sugar. Doesn’t get easier than that. The sugar is adjusted to your liking. We’re not an awfully sweet group here, so I always make it a bit on the tart side.
- 1 1/2 C quartered fresh strawberries
- 1 C fresh lime juice
- 5 C cold water
- 3/4 to 1 C granulated sugar (depending on how sweet the strawberries are)
- Ice cubes
- Lime slices-for serving, if desired
Blend strawberries and lime juice in blender or food processor until smooth.
Pour strawberry and lime mixture into a large pitcher. Add cold water and sugar. Stir until sugar dissolves.
Add in ice cubes and pour into individual glasses. Garnish with lime, if desired.
Pour over ice cubes in tall glasses; garnish each with strawberry or lime wedge, if desired.