I always feel sad at the passing off Summer. And while I know that it officially ended almost a month ago now, Nova Scotia is known for it's lovely warm Fall. Heck, they are normally better than the actual Summer was! As a result, up until very recently I was still pretending that we were in the full throws of Summer.
However, today when I headed out, I not only grabbed my vest - which I sometimes need DURING the Summer months, but also a pair of gloves. I suppose this means that even out here we are truly and well into the Autumnal months.
So, while the trees turn many vibrant colors, and my cats stop wanting to play on the deck, in my apartment I'm going to continue to pretend it's Summer. How? By dreaming of hot days at town fairs, and sipping cool, fresh Lemonade!
Fresh Town Fair Style Lemonade
1 glass (~12 oz.) water
2 Tbsp lemon juice
2 Tbsp organic cane sugar *
Combine all ingredients in a martini shaker. Shake until well combined and chilled. Pour into glass, sip, and imagine those lovely Summer days.
* this makes a sweet lemonade. If you are partial to a tart lemonade, decrease sugar to 1 Tbsp. You could also try switching this with various sweeteners. Find a taste that you like best.