Perfect Lemonade

Lemonade

Everyone knows how to make lemonade, right? Just squeeze the lemon, add some sugar and water…. but what is the secret to make a lemonade that taste right every time you make them? I have learned from Food network that the secret to make perfect lemonade is in the way you make your sugar syrup. Sugar syrup is made from equal part of sugar and water. Let’s check out the ingredient for our lemonade shall we!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup lemon juice
  • 3 to 4 cups cold water (to dilute)

Method

  1. Make simple syrup by heating the sugar and water in a small saucepan until the sugar is dissolved completely.
  2. While the sugar is dissolving, use a juicer to extract the juice from 4 to 6 lemons, enough for one cup of juice.
  3. Add the juice and the sugar water to a pitcher. Add 3 to 4 cups of cold water, more or less to the desired strength. Refrigerate 30 to 40 minutes. If the lemonade is a little sweet for your taste, add a little more straight lemon juice to it.

By the way, below are some of Sofea’s pictures when she went to Doha to participate in British School of Middle East (BSME) games host by Al-Khor International School, Doha.

New English School BSME squad 2011

This was taken before the boarded the bus to the airport on 16 Match 2011. Sofea was so excited… she even managed to wake up before everyone else.

Al Khor Internaional School

Everyone was so excited when the first arrived at AKIS on the 17 March 2011. Sofea didn’t participate for any event that day… just there to give moral support for the Basket Ball team.

High jump

Sofea also took part in high jump and 4 X 100 meter relay. For the relay event, she was the 3rd runner. She told us that she managed to close the gap between their team and the other team but since their 4th runner was not that fast, they only came 2nd place. She was so sad because she said she had tried her best. She really wanted a GOLD for this…. I told her she could try again next year. Hopefully she will be selected again, insyaallah.

Waiting for the baton.

Starts running....

So proud of her.

The 3rd event that she participated was netball. She told me that she was not good at this netball thingy… well, you can’t be good at all event, right?

Netball team

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Green Apple Kasturi

Apple kasturi

The weather outside is getting  hotter but still bearable. Normally by this time of the year the temperature already reach 40C but alhamdulillah, this year the temperature is rising a little bit slower. For the past few days, the temperature were in the range of 34C – 36C, may be this is due to the dust that keep on coming on a weekly basis. Anyway, no complaints…. hot weather is better than floods, storms or tornadoes. In Kuwait, regardless of the temperature outside, inside the house… temperature is always freezing….you need sweaters/fleece and socks all the time he he he.

So, since the weather is hot outside, I think it is good to share some beverages recipe, don’t you think? OK… this green apple kasturi is one of  my favourite drinks, always order this whenever I go to Secret Recipe and most of the time I end up ordering 2 glasses of this apple green kasturi. Let’s see what we need to make this drink shall we.

Ingredient:

  • 1 green apple
  • 1 tsp Asam Boi powder
  • 2-3  Asam Boi
  • 1  kasturi – take the juice (I substitute with 1/2 lemon coz I do not have kasturi)
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 100 ml water
  • Ice
  • Green Apple  Monin syrup (optional… I add this because I like my drink a little bit sweet.)

Method:

  1. Wash the apple, and then core, peel the skin off and chop it.
  2. Place the chopped apple and water into the blender. Blend them together.
  3. Strain the juice through a fine strainer to remove pulp.  Use a large spoon to mash the pulp and push the juice through the strainer.
  4. Add kasturi juice, sugar and asam boi powder to the apple juice. Mix well.
  5. Pour into a glass and then pour about 1 tbsp of green apple Monin syrup.
  6. Add asam boi and crush ice

Mmmm....