When Colour Coordination Happens in the Kitchen
Sometimes, my kitchen surprises me. I'm always trying to use all of my senses when I am cooking and baking and, for that matter, even when I am cleaning up my messes. But some days, the kitchen speaks to me beyond all of that. That's what happened last Sunday. I was planning to make a key lime pie. But after coming home from a run, and feeling especially thirsty, I grabbed some limes out of the bag and squeezed them for limeade. As I starting putting all the ingredients together, it dawned on me that everything was turning up lime green. Yes, the limeade, with a little bit of ice added, quenched my thirst. But the colour coordination added extra zing. These are the moments that I look for in my daily life that make it more than just another day. And here is the recipe for the limeade. I base it on the lemonade I used to mix up for our family when I was growing up.
6 limes, juiced
1/3 to 1/2 c. sugar
5 1/2 to 6 c. cold water
Put the juice in a pitcher. Add the water, less if you want it extra lime flavour. Stir in the sugar. Again, adjust the sweetness as desired. You will want to stir for several minutes since it takes a little while for the sugar to dissolve. Serve with ice.