Posts Tagged ‘paleo’

Going to the market…

I was online the other day (as I usually am) and I saw an advertisement for my town. Sunday family market. I was excited. One of the things I have been wanting to do and haven’t ever really done is go to the market. With the new found Paleo lifestyle, I figured that a market would be a good place to source out some natural products, some fresh vegetables, maybe someone even had some things that would be Paleo friendly and tasty that I had not even considered.

I asked a friend to go with me, since its always fun to go with someone to outings like these. She picked me up and we went to the market. I walked in expecting to see veggies, maybe some meat vendors, who knows what else. What I walked in to find was Avon, two or three diet food vendors, jewelry, soap, adult passion party faire, one cupcake stand and finally one lady who was sold out of arm fresh eggs, only had a bit of frozen chicken,maple syrup, and some not so nice looking rhubarb.

To say I was disappointed would be a understatement. I feel that the idea of what a market should be is lost to most people. Perhaps they should rename the event to the ” We are random reps trying a work from home and sell crap business and need to confuse people into coming to an event so maybe they will buy something”. That introduction might be a little long, but it’s at least honest.

Now, I hear that there is an ACTUAL MARKET in the city every weekend (maybe just Saturday, I will have to check). I have higher hopes for this one. So next Saturday, bright and early I will pack up the baby, shove my fiancé in the car, and we will go check out the city market!

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Real Strawberry Lemonade

With the summer upon us, what’s more refreshing than lemonade….. Well probably strawberry lemonade…. And with a little vodka…why I don’t mind if I do!
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I found a recipe online to basically get an idea of what I should do to make my own lemonade. Before today I basically though, in order to make lemonade you simply go to the freezer and take out one of those frozen cans, drop it in a jug and add water…. Voila lemonade.

Let me just tell you…compared to this lemonade that I made today…. That canned stuff is absolute garbage!

This will make about 4.5 cups of juice.. So you can double the recipe of you want more.

So what you need is this:

-5 lemons — approximately
-Honey — 1/3 cup
-Strawberries — 1 1/4 cup sliced
-A juicer, or a citrus press
-Water — about 4 cups total
-Food processor
Then basically measuring cups, a pot, a jug for the finished juice.

First juice your lemons. You want to get 3/4 cup of juice.
And then cut up your strawberries and toss them in the food processed and purée them till there are no more chunky bits
Then in a pot, add the lemon juice, 1/2 cup of water the strawberry purée and 1/3 cup of honey. Stir it up real good and heat on med-hi. Bring the mixture just to a boil.
Pour it into,a juice jug with another 3-4 cups of,water depending on your taste preference, chill and

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I was a bit hesitant as this was my first time using honey as an actual sweetener… But this is definitely the best lemonade EVER!…. not to mention I added a little vodka in there… Ciroc Vodka which is made from grapes rather than wheat like most vodkas! it’s ok to indulge in a drink every once in a while!

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