I absolutely love seeing my mom in her kitchen, working on a project with the antique cooking tools she’s collected over the years.
The other day my dad brought in a couple dozen lemons from the Meyer lemon tree in the backyard. My mom’s been making lemonade ever since the tree has been producing lemons — she will never let a single lemon go to waste. If it’s not in the lemonade, it’s squeezed on fish, whipped into a dessert, or added to tea.
When I walked in the kitchen where she was busy cutting and juicing the lemons, I was immediately struck by the beautiful workspace she’d unintentionally created.
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 2 cups water
- 2 cups Meyer lemon juice
- Dash of salt