Saturday, May 31, 2008


I was inspired by my blogging friend, Christine, to finally get a food blog up and running and shared with Chris (he created this blog name about a year ago). Chris and I love to make things. We also love to eat healthy and make whole food meals. That isn't always the case, but we try.

We will be sharing recipes, alternative ingredients, and any other information we find along the way. We look forward to comments and hope readers enjoy all that we want to share here.


Now on to what what we made with these luscious lemons.

This actually isn't a cooking or baking recipe really, but a refreshing beverage instead. We are growing lots of herbs this year and thyme is one of them. I don't have many recipes that call for it, so I jumped on this to have a use for the fresh thyme.

We saw the recipe in this month's Everyday Food magazine.
You can also get the recipe here.

Thyme Lemonade
1 cup sugar (The original recipe called for 1 1/2 cups sugar, I don't like overly sweet drinks so we reduced it to 1 cup.)
2 cups lemon juice (10-12 lemons)
6 cups of cold water
1 bunch of fresh thyme

In medium saucepan, bring sugar, thyme, 1 cup water to a boil. Stir until sugar is dissolved (about 2 mins). Stir in lemon juice and 6 cups of cold filtered water. Strain into large pitcher. Refrigerate until cold - lasts for about a week.

Make it pretty with some washed fresh thyme.

To liven things up: You can add 1 cup of gin if you would like to make it a bit more loopy for guests or even a nice evening at home this summer.