My Creative Space…

It has been extremely hot and unfortunately my creative space is lacking in the aircon department…i.e we don’t have one, so not alot of baking has been going on all week.

A lovely friend came round for a visit yesterday with yummy ice-cream & fruit sticks to cool down the little ones and a big bag of lemons for me…insert BIG smile here.

So here is some visual lemonade to cool you down.
If you’d like to make it yourselves, here’s the recipe from Apples for Jam



70 g caster sugar
one long strip of lemon rind
juice of 2 1/2 lemons (1/2 cup)
500ml sparkling mineral water


  • Put sugar, lemon rind and a few tablespoons of water in a small pan and bring to the boil, stirring until sugar is completely dissolved and boil for a few minutes
  • add lemon juice and let it boil for another few minutes
  • pour into a large jar and let it cool
  • pour cold sparkling mineral water in when ready to serve

makes about 2 1/2 cups so adjust recipe to suit
Pour some in a special glass and enjoy some spectacular creative spaces round at Kirsty’s.

enjoy ♥

  • Sending you lots of COOL thoughts!

  • Those images age enough to quench my thirst!
    Keep cool Cathie…

  • Wow, when life gives you a friend who gives you lemons, what's there to do but make lemonade! What a lovely way to cool down.

  • I feel cooler already Cathie…. Cheers!

  • doesnt seem that warm 2day BUT…yes please, i'll still love to have a glass of that iced cool lemonade! 🙂

  • I need to put that one on the list to remember for when we eventually get some hot weather. It seems you are having our usual weather and we are having yours- a bit unpredictable!!

  • Its quite cold and very wet! where I am right now, (Vancouver, Canada) but I still wouldn't mind some of this delicious-looking lemonade!!!

  • mmm, sounds good! and I LOVE your photos too.

  • hi Cathie, thanks for being my blog's 17th follower 🙂 17's incidentally my fave number… i really appreciate ur support! have a lovely day 😉

  • Oooh, I made lemonade too yesterday, but am out of lemons now so need a kind friend to drop some round to me too!

  • Thanks for this recipe, what a perfect thing for the heat. Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog. I wish I could bake so now we're even!

  • Oh you poor thing – I think we would have died if it wasn't for our air-con. The lemonade looks fantastic though – what a lovely friend 🙂

  • Ahhh, lemonade, sounds perfect. They look like great juicy and sour lemons too.No aircon here either but I like the heat.

  • it's so wonderful to have a recipe thank you my youngest is always asking can we make lemonade!

  • That last photo is particularly wonderful. I'm not very hot at the moment but it sure does look delicious and refreshing.

  • What a lovely friend!Your pictures are very refreshing, great idea to include a limonage recipe:)Hope it gets cooler soon.

  • Yummo – just what the weather ordered! I might have to raid the enighbours lemon tree (again) – they don't use them … what-the?

  • I love YOUR photos…And lemons. I love having a big bowl of lemons in the kitchen {lemon cake…lemon chicken…} and limes..{mojitos…yummm..}
    Thanks for commenting on mine and LOVE your blog going to read some more…

  • a great recipe! and lovely photos ~ all that bright yellow and blue is very summery

  • Those photos are just divine! Thanks for the cool recipe! 🙂 K

  • What a wonderful series of images.

    We're planning to make lemon corial this weekend with all of ours!

  • I sware I can taste it Cathie… I am salivitating (That's my new word… )

    xo Steph

  • Beautiful images…Just lovely although I hope it cools down for you soon…

    I really want fresh lemonade now 😛

  • Hi Cathie,
    Refreshing, will try that recipe-thanks!
    My 'creative space' will be ridiculous today- ridiculous because my oven is going on. I know, I know. I promised someone a few gluten free slices and we are going to a function and I am also going to make my 9 year old boy some gf chicken nuggets- best of both worlds- he'll have the same as the other kids AND his nuggets will have chicken in them guarenteed!!

  • We're certainly not having it hot over here but the lemons look divine any season!!! Thanks for putting the recipe up I was thinking about making lemonade this summer. x

  • I feel cooler just looking at your photo's…ahhh lemons, I just love them espacially in a citrus tart, Yum!
    Thanks for the comment on my page,(One red fox)my assignment is now handed in what a relief. x

  • We'll be making your lemonade this summer hols for sure – the kids are already excited! Stay cool babe.

  • yummmmmm…thanks for the recipe…i love lemon..lemon anything…think i packed on a few k's making a few lemon meringue pie's of late…too many do's….and its only november….ouch..!

  • Your visual lemonade is GORGEOUS! Not that your pics ever aren't (but WOW!). Thank you for the recipe, I am eyeing up those getting close to ripe lemons as I type (I'm good at multi-tasking)…

  • so refreshing…great photos as well~lemon makes my mouth waters! Delicious weekend~

  • Sounds delicious Cathie. My oldest daughter loves to make homemade lemonade all the time, lots of sugar in her lemonade though.(lol)

  • such a great post! Love that you've included the recipe, i cant wait to have a go at making some! lovely blog x

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