1 1/2 cup sugar
2 cups water (6 more cups later)
2 cups lemon juice (might need 8 to 12 lemons if freshly squeezed)
6 cups water
Use juicer to extract lemon juice or open up bottle of lemon juice. Put sugar and 2 cups water in saucepan. Cook at medium heat until sugar dissolves. (This keeps sugar from settling to bottom.) Stir constantly.
Add sugar water, lemon juice, and 6 cups water to pitcher. Stir with long spoon. Cool in refrigerator for 30 minutes or more.
1) “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.”
2) “When life gives you loquats, make loquatade.
3) Lemon zest is chockfull of bioflavonoids called rutins. Sounds healthy, doesn’t it.
4) My spell checker didn’t recognize “chockfull” but was perfectly fine with bioflavonoids. Odd.
5) When I grew up we had not only a lemon tree and a loquat tree in the back, but a guava bush as well. I had a rich childhood.
6) Peter, Paul, and Mary had a hit song called, “Lemon Tree.” The guava bush, in my opinion, has many similarities to the lemon tree. They could have called their song, “Guava Bush.”
“Guava bush, very pretty, and the guava flower is sweet, but the fruit of the poor guava is impossible to eat.”
7) Would Peter, Paul, and Mary still have had a hit song if they had warbled about the humble guava instead? It’s hard to say without shifting into the correct parallel universe. And that seems risky.
– Paul De Lancey, The Comic Chef
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