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30 Apr, 2009

If life hands you lemons …

Posted by andrea tomkins in: Photography|Recipes and Food

…make ice cubes.

If life gives you lemons...

8 Responses to "If life hands you lemons …"

1 | Jen_nifer

April 30th, 2009 at 8:44 am


Does it add much lemon flavour to your drink, or just look pretty?

I started making lemonade myself the last few weeks. It’s delicious! Squeeze an entire lemon, add 1/4 cup of white sugar, mix. Add enough water to fill a regular sized glass, then add just as much if not more ice cubes. I use oversized glasses.

2 | Loukia

April 30th, 2009 at 10:02 am


I have to compliment you on your great photography skills. This picture could very well be in a magazine! And what a great idea, to have ice with little lemon slices in them to add to water to make the drink look more pretty and taste good, too, on a summer day!

3 | BeachMama

April 30th, 2009 at 11:57 am


Love it! I have frozen berries and herbs, but never even thought of lemons. Great way to use them up if they have been hanging around a little too long.

4 | andrea

April 30th, 2009 at 12:11 pm


Indeed! I had an oldish lemon kicking around and although the outer peel looked sad and dry the inside was still nice and juicy.

I like lemon cubes in cold water for a refreshing drink (they definitely add a lemony flavour), but they’d also be great in lemonade, iced tea or even a glass of Coke.

5 | Trea

April 30th, 2009 at 7:45 pm


Nice … I’d thought about cranberries in ice cubes, but never lemons. How clever! And beautiful …

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