Wednesday, March 23, 2011

rhubarb and strawberry lemonade

checked out my dad's rhubarb plant on the weekend... it's massive!! not sure i can fit a rhubarb in my little garden!

i have such fond memories of stewed rhubarb from my nanna's garden when i was little. 

came across this recipe and thought it sounds like such a lovely fresh drink to try - something a little different to do with rhubarb!

source - 'gardening australia' august 2004

1 bunch chopped rhubarb
3 1/2 cups water
3/4 cup sugar
2 strips lemon rind.
250g chopped strawberries
1/2 tspn vanilla extract
1 cup fresh lemon juice

in a large saucepan combine rhubarb, water, sugar and lemon rind.
bring to the boil and cook for 8 minutes.
add chopped strawberries and vanilla extract and cook for another 2 minutes.
press the mixture through a coarse sieve.
add lemon juice.
pour into bottles and refrigerate when cool.
serve over ice.

got my mum's old fashioned lemonade recipe to bring you soon. it still feels like summer here - very much the days for some yummy fresh drinks!

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