Lemonade on a hot day!


Lemonade is the best way to beat the heat to slake your thirst!...

My mom made Penang Assam Laksa and I have to tell you  it is one of the most requested dishes, its the best I have ever had... although my mom is not Penangite but I guess everyone believes their mother is the best cook..

Recipe? hehehe mom usually cook without proper measurement of the ingredients, so there is no way i can share any recipe of hers in my blog, oh c'mon, google lah sure you find one larr! :P

But i thought i would share on how to make a perfect & classic lemonade, courtesy of Martha Steward.. I love lemonade. I always stocked lemons in my fridge and enjoy my lemonade everyday. My kind of everyday  lemonade is without sugar, one lemon, for a glass of water - usually cold water :p yes! even in the morning..

Benefits of lemon (source Google)
Lemons are an excellent source of vitamin C. They are also a very good source of potassium, calcium, fiber, and vitamin B6. Also present in lemons are iron, magnesium, riboflavin and thiamin. Lemons are low in saturated fat and very low in sodium and cholesterol.   And if you suffer from high cholesterol, don’t forget that the pectin power in lemons along with its other metabolism and circulation boosting nutrients can help lower cholesterol

The high Vitamin C content in lemons offers numerous health benefits. It helps to strengthen the immune system and protect you from the flu, colds and ear infections. Vitamin C has also been shown to slow down the development of heart disease and reduce symptoms of arthritis.Lemons contain flavonoids with anti-cancer properties.

Restricted diet is hard to follow. You got into this situation by eating whatever you want, and you blame yourself. I think by drinking lemonade everyday, you can keep the doctor away. Actually, one of the simplest things you can do on a daily basis to alkalize your body is drink clean water with a squeeze of lemon in it. Although lemons are acidic, they have an alkalizing effect in the body. Replacing sweetened and processed drinks with lemon water has the double benefit. That's a really good thing too.

Classic Lemonade 
Recipe courtesy Martha Steward
1/4 cup sugar for simple syrup
Ice cubes
1 2/3 cups freshly squeezed lemon juice
2 tablespoons julienned mint, plus leaves for garnish
1 lemon, sliced 1/4-inch thick, plus more for garnish

In a small saucepan, combine sugar and 1/4 cup water . Bring mixture to a boil, stirring until the sugar has dissolved. Remove from heat. Let stand until completely cool. I boiled the syrup with the lemon skin that has been squeezed for the juice just to get a nice and strong aroma of lemon)
In a large pitcher half-filled with ice, add 2 cups water, lemon juice, simple syrup, mint, and lemon slices. Stir to combine. Serve over ice. Garnish with mint leaves and lemon slices.

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  1. Menu you hari ni mmg menggiurkan org yg tgh selsema mcm I ni. Sedapnya kalaulah dpt keduanya tu mlm2 mcm ni...

    Even u x dpt share'kan yr mum laksa recipe tu..tp itu ari I dah dpt tip dari U utk jadikan laksa Penang lebih sedap kan?. (blender ikan plus tulang2 sekali). Yup! I akan ikut tip u tu.. Thank you Mem!

  2. Beautiful photos, Eny!

    Laksa nampak sedap, lemonade nampak refreshing, I like :)


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