Here it is, the longest day of the year and the beginning of summer! Outside my window is a calm, grey day with a brightness that holds promise for some sunshine later. I'm looking forward to spending summer on the island this year, getting out in my kayak, gardening, grilling dinners on the deck and having lots of campfires on the beach. Last year we left for most of July and when we came home it felt like two blinks and summer had passed. I've got a long list of projects I'd like to tackle, but will be happy for any that get done. I'll also be making plenty of this honey lemonade, because there's nothing more refreshing on a warm summer afternoon.
1/2 cup local honey
1 cup water
3/4 - 1 cup lemon juice (fresh squeezed is best)
3 cups water
Heat the honey and 1 cup water in a saucepan until honey dissolves. Mix the dissolved honey and lemon juice in a pitcher or large mason jar. Add additional 3 cups water and chill, or pour over ice to enjoy immediately.
Happy Summer Solstice, everyone. Here's to the long, lingering summer days ahead!
(This lemonade recipe comes from Stephanie over at 3191 Miles Apart. Find her original post here.)