It’s weird how there are some really simple things that I just can’t make. For example, pop over to my house and ask for a cuppa, and what will you get is a cup of slightly brown milky water. Sounds real good right? I am probably gonna have a queue of people wanting to grab a cuppa with me. In all seriousness though, I really cannot make a cup of English tea. It probably has something to do with the fact that I don’t like tea therefore I never really have any need to make it. My family have ginger tea which you make on the stove. Now that I can make. I remember on placement I had to make tea for my supervisor. It was lucky my tea making skills were not being assessed otherwise I would probably still be at uni!
I was thinking about things I can’t make because this morning I made my little cousin some scrambled eggs for breakfast and she refused to eat them because they were “too milky”. She is 5. I can assure you, I do know how to make scrambled eggs and I did not, as you may be imaging now, present her highness with a bowl of liquidy eggs! I obviously started doubting my egg making skills as she wouldn’t even eat them covered in ketchup! It’s ok though because later in the day she wrote me a note saying “Dear Karishma. I love you. But why are you so good at cooking”. Apparently my cooking skills could have have caused some love to be lost between us. Thank goodness AB found it in her heart to get past that and love me nonetheless!
Now lemonade is something I can make (as of last wednesday anyway). For some reason I didn’t realise how easy it is to make! I think it might be more of an America thing to make freshly squeezed lemonade. People on the telly box are always offering the gardner fresh lemonade! I do like me some raspberry lemonade/ pink lemonade so I thought I would start with that. Added a bit of lime cause why not!
I am gonna experiment with a few different types of fruit and lemonade combos and also make some bad boi ice lollies from the juice. Also also I want to try see if I can find a fruit that is sweet enough to be used in the juice instead of sugar. Banana is the obvious option for sugary fruits buuuut somehow I don’t think that would work out too well in lemonade! I will get back to you on that one.
Chopping board & knife (if chopping chocolate)
150g fresh raspberries
150g caster sugar
juice of 1 lime
juice of 2 lemons
- In the small mixing bowl, mash raspberries to a pulp with sugar.
- Set aside for 15mins.
- Add juice of lemons & lime into large mixing bowl.
- Strain/sieve raspberry pulp into large mixing bowl. Be sure to push down on pulp so all the juicey goodness goes through the strainer/sieve.
- Add 500ml water. Stir. Taste. Add as much or as little water to taste.
- Pour in to jug. Chill. Serve.