Summer is in sight!
Living in Zimbabwe means that it’s technically summer all year round. We have 2 seasons: the rainy season and the not rainy season. Averaging 300 days of sunshine a year, it’s always hot here. Now that has its pros and cons.
Pro: Bikinis all year round! Con: Have to work on summer body all year round
Pro: Beautiful weather from January to December Con: School will never be cancelled due to a snow day
Pro: Ice cream time all the time! Con: Insects from all walks of life want to share your ice cream.
If having hot weather all year round means I get to drink this delicious lemonade all day err’ day then I’ll take that over anything anyday. As our supreme queen Beyonce has shown, when life gives you lemons, make lemonade.
Speaking of lemons, I climbed a tree this week! To get lemons for this recipe!! And then I pulled a muscle because I haven’t been outside in a really really REALLY long time. I blame the lemons for deciding to grow right at the top of the tree.
Lifehack: freeze fruit in ice cubes with lemonade so that when the ice cubes melt in your drink, they don’t dilute your drink. If you’re me and short on time, then you’ll cheat and use store-bought lemonade for your ice cubes. If you do have time though, use some of the homemade lemonade to make the ice cubes. I promise that your guests will think that it is so worth it.
2 cups granulated sugar
2 cups cold water
250 grams or 2 cups strawberries
1 ½ cups lemon juice (juice of 6 large lemons)
roughly 2 cups water
- In a medium saucepan, dissolve the sugar in the water over low heat to make a simple syrup. Bring to a boil and simmer, stirring occasionally until the sugar has completely dissolved. Refrigerate for 15 minutes or until cold.
- In a blender, blitz the strawberries until completely puréed. In a large pitcher, add the puréed strawberries followed by the lemon juice and the simple syrup. Top up with the water and taste. If too sweet, add more water to dilute. Serve cold with lemonade ice cubes, sliced lemons and strawberries.
Fun fact: I uploaded my first YouTube video this week 📺 I’d love for you to check it out! And all my food preparation goes down on Snapchat, so you can add me there (andym_xxx) if you want to get more behind the scenes shots 🤓