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Sunny citrus-y days

by Nanc filed under knitting on July 5, 2005 10:36 PM

In these days of temps over 100 degrees (that's Fahrenheit for y'all to the North), you thirst for something refreshing and light. It's too hot to anything really, but sit around with your feet up, fan yourself, and sip on a tall, cool glass of limeade.

Ahhhhhh, refreshing!

And that's just what I found myself doing this past weekend. (But mostly in the A/C'd indoors.) With my Citrus Socks completed, I enjoyed a like-minded beverage and my new socks.

Okay, so I did brave the heat for these fotos. But I stayed cool with that (and other) beverages. Plus retreating to the A/C soon afterwards.

I made one (at least) mistake on each sock, but they don't bother me so much. I like 'em, and the "lace" pattern was easy and gave quick results. I've posted the details enough, that I'm not gonna repeat it again. (Too lazy - the heat: it sucks all energy, even while enjoying the refrigerated air.)

Can't 'cha just taste it?!

But the limeade. Sweet, blessed limeade. When we first moved to Texas, the idea of drinking a lime-based, non-alcoholic beverage was whack. (Do the kids still say "whack", now a-days?) But we have since seen the light. Sonic is the prime locale for limeade (and cherry limeade, even yummier), but it's good to make it at home.

Matty and I modified our favorite Old-Fashioned Lemonade recipe from Cooking Light. (Yep, from scratch is unbelievably better than you can even imagine. Don't even try. Stop it now. Just know, it's better.) And here, we'll share it with you. 'Cause we care (and because getting others addicted to our addictions make them seem less addicting, I mean... if everyone's doing it).

New-Fangled Limeade

  • 1 1/4 c. fresh lime juice (about 8 limes)
  • 3/4 c. sugar (or Splenda)
  • 4 1/2 c. cold water

Combine juice and sugar, stirring until sugar dissolves. Stir in water. Chill for approx. 1 hour and pour over ice cubes.

Tip: Microwave two limes for approx. 30 seconds, then roll the limes on the counter to make them as juicy as possible

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Posted by: Matty on July 5, 2005 11:23 PM

I'm drinking limade while I am posting this comment.

Posted by: Pamelalala on July 6, 2005 10:09 AM

I'll be right over for some!

Posted by: Pamelalala on July 6, 2005 10:10 AM

Oh and your socks look yummy!

Posted by: Petra on July 7, 2005 08:20 AM

AWWW! Citrusy drink with the citrusy sock... how totally appropriate! They look Faboo!

Posted by: Aubyn on July 7, 2005 10:23 AM

Yes the limeade is a fabulous thing and i can not wait until i get to try your recipe-and those socks are as sweet as the knitter who knit them

Posted by: SecretPal on July 11, 2005 05:56 PM

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Posted by: Hanane on July 11, 2005 11:05 PM

Nanc, I remember you knitting these at SnB they look great! Thanks for the limeade recipe. I love limeades! The are soOOOOOOOOOOOOO good. I indulged in one at Cafe Expres on Sunday. So good and I am sure they didn't use Splenda as I will.

Thanks again,

Posted by: astreia on July 12, 2005 01:19 AM

The socks look great and comfy!!! I'm sure they enjoyed the a/c even better. Thanks for the limeade recipe. I'll have to try it soon. It's true, the heat really does sap all energy out of you, even when you're indoors for like 98% of the day.

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