home again, home again

We’re back home again! I’m going to be leaving again in a couple of days to go help my sister out with birth announcements and holding her baby. It’s so nice to be home just the two of us though. We still have a hard time with the father of the new addition. He’s just so daft. I’m not going into detail because I need not to dwell on him, but damn. The guy is–oh, nevermind. Let’s just say that I have to shut my mouth when he is around for fear that something nasty may fall out. That’s all I’m going to say.

Did I mention I adore my niece?

In fact, J and I are both smitten. This is her on J’s lap. She’s awesome.

As for food? One of today’s adventures was heading over to my grandmother’s house for lunch. My sister met us there with the baby. My grandmother had purchased some culinary lavender at their little farmer’s market this morning, and I made lavender lemonade. I wouldn’t add as much sugar this time, but it was lovely and refreshing. The recipe is as follows:

  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup lavender buds, crushed

Bring the water and sugar to a boil. Turn off the heat, and add the lavender. Allow this to steap for a few minutes, then strain out the lavender. Place this mixture in a pitcher, and bring it to room temperature.

Add to this mixture

  • 1 cup of lemon juice
  • 2 1/2 cups water

Serve it all over ice.

Again, I think I would reduce the sugar (and I think I did here, but I’m recalling this from a slightly hazy memory–I’ve only made this once), and I might even increase the lemon, but I like my lemonade more tart than sweet. Still, it’s heavenly.

That’s enough disjointedness for me today. Hope you all are having a great weekend!

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One response to “home again, home again

  1. What a cutie! I’m glad you had a good time with your niece and family.

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