I love sun tea! Visiting my Mom last week she had a jar of simple syrup in the fridge next to the iced sun tea. She had infused her syrup with basil! She's so smart! It was so delicious. Just a hint of basil in the tea was fantastic.
I decided that we needed some here at home! I made a double batch. 2 cups of sugar to 2 cups of water. Brought to boil on the stove - while mixing so that my sugar would disolve. I poured 1 cup of syrup into my measuring cup to infuse with lemon. To the syrup left in the pot I tossed in a handful of fresh picked basil and put the lid on.
First the basil
Next came the lemon
I forgot to take pictures of the finished product which I poured into canning jars.
They're sitting in the fridge nice & cold just waiting for that next cup of iced tea!
What a great way to sweeten your tea without that clump of
undisolved sweetener in the bottom of your glass.
My youngest daughter and the hubby like a bit of each in their glasses!
I have extra basil. Thinking of making nut-free pesto and freezing
in ice cube trays. Stay tuned!
Do you make simple syrup? Have you thought about infusing it with something?
I have my eye on the lavendar in the yard. Wondering......
What I hear: The dog I'm watching for the weekend is pacing in my kitchen.
I am wearing: Capri's, t-shirt - barefoot as of right now.
In my kitchen: Nothing cooking yet. Just the coffee.
What I've been doing: VBS week at church. My kids have been volunteering. I have been catching up on errands. Much easier to do alone than with 2 kids in tow.
What I'm reading, listening, watching: I'm restarting Made to Crave.
How I'm taking care of my health: Making better choices about what I put in my body. Fresh, clean foods. Lots of water.
Plans for the future: My oldest daughter is starting high school NEXT MONTH! I'm not so sure I'm prepared for this transition. Not to mention she's been giving me a hard time lately. I'm sure she's nervous as well.
My prayers: For us to enjoy our summer together. Not get to crazy about school starting.
We're headed out to camp. A new place - with a swimming lake. Whoo hoo! I'm excited. Hope to share more next week.