Gluten-Free Meyer Lemon Lemonade Syrup

Gluten Free Meyer Lemon Lemonade Syrup


Meyer Lemons.
I think you have all gathered by now that I enjoy Meyer Lemon season. Nothing made me happier than to find loads of Meyer Lemons at Costco a few weeks ago. I took 4 large containers home with me and then wondered, “What should I do with all these lemons?”
I knew I wanted fresh Meyer Lemon juice, but I had a lot of lemons so what else could I make?
How about using the juice to make lemonade? Or even better- Sparking Meyer Lemonade! Lemons are so good for you, especially in the morning to cleanse and detox your system. I hope you make some of this lemonade and enjoy a fresh glass in the morning. I know I have!
* Note: You need a juicer to make this lemonade. One that is powerful enough to juice the meyer lemons. I used Jack Lalanne’s juicer and it worked quite well. *
 

Gluten Free Meyer Lemon Lemonade Syrup

Gluten Free Meyer Lemon Lemonade Syrup
Gluten Free Meyer Lemon Lemonade Syrup

Gluten Free Meyer Lemon Lemonade Syrup

Gluten Free Meyer Lemon Lemonade Syrup

Gluten Free Meyer Lemon Lemonade Syrup

Meyer Lemon Lemonade Syrup

Ingredients
  

  • 4 cups fresh meyer lemon juice
  • 3 cups organic cane sugar
  • 3 cups water

Instructions
 

  • The first step in making this lemonade is to juice 15-20 meyer lemons.
  • Juicing gives you a lot of pulp in your lemon juice, you want pulp for the added health benefits.
  • In a large saucepan, add sugar and water. Stir well. Bring mixture to a boil and stir constantly.
  • Boil for 3 minutes.
  • Let mixture cool.
  • Once cooled, add lemon juice  and stir well.
  • Pour lemonade syrup into mason jars and store in refrigerator.
  • To serve pour 1/4 cup of the syrup into a large glass and top with sparkling water.
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Gluten Free Meyer Lemon Lemonade Syrup

Home-Made Sugar Body Scrubs

Mint Chocolate Sugar Scrub


It’s unbelievably dry here in Calgary. If anyone follows me on twitter you’ve probably noticed that I have been asking for remedies for my dry and cracked hands.
I received a lot of suggestions and I really appreciate all of them so thank you. Moving to a more humid climate isn’t an option unfortunately but the other suggestions were wonderful and helpful.
I am finding more and more lately that going back to basics is the way to go. What does that mean exactly?

  • Using fresh and organic ingredients to bake and cook with.
  • Canning during the year to capture the freshness of vegetables.
  • Avoiding added chemicals in skincare and hair products.
  • Making my own bath and shower goodies.

Basically I’m going back to the way my grandparents lived. Everything home-made and organically grown.
With December almost over and the New Year approaching, I’ve been thinking about what I want to share with you all in the New Year. I plan on showcasing frugal ways of making your own sauces, canned goods, and skin care. Sharing seasonal and fresh ingredients available here in Calgary. Sharing gluten free travel adventures that I have planned.
I’m starting with making a sugar body scrub. Specifically a mint chocolate scrub and a Meyer lemon sugar scrub. Both are so easy to make and great to use in the shower.
Plus these scrubs are quite inexpensive to make and are excellent home-made gifts.
 

Mint Chocolate Sugar Scrub

Mint Chocolate Sugar Scrub
Mint Chocolate Sugar Scrub
Enjoy! ????
Mint Chocolate Sugar Scrub

Mint Chocolate Sugar Scrub

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup organic sugar
  • 2 tbsp good quality dark chocolate cocoa
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1 tsp peppermint extract OR
  • 2 drops peppermint oil

Instructions
 

  • Mix together in a large bowl the sugar and cocoa.
  • Add the canola oil and stir to combine.
  • Spoon sugar scrub into canning jar. Top sugar scrub with a little more canola oil.
  • Screw on jar lid.
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Meyer Lemon Sugar Scrub
Meyer Lemon Sugar Scrub

Meyer Lemon Sugar Scrub
Meyer Lemon Sugar Scrub

Meyer Lemon Sugar Scrub

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups organic sugar
  • 3 Meyer lemons zest
  • 1/4 – 1/2 cup Meyer lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1 tsp dried orange zest
  • 1 tsp dried lemon zest

Instructions
 

  • In a large bowl, combine sugar, zest and juice from meyer lemons.
  • Add oil and stir to combine.
  • Spoon into canning jars.
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Gluten-Free Meyer Lemon Liquer

Gluten Free Meyer Lemon Liquer


 
You may be thinking… “Gluten Free Meyer Lemon Liquer? Why would you post a recipe for that?”
A lot of alcohol out there has gluten in it. Did you know vodka has gluten in it? Information varies on how much gluten is in alcohol because of distilling,  without knowing 100%, I personally stay away from the unknowns.
I was introduced to Limocello while we were on a holiday in Sorrento, Italy. It was pre-celiac days so I haven’t had it since. I love lemons as I am sure you have all noticed by now, so I thought I would try making a lemon liquer. Especially with all the Meyer lemons I have on hand.
I purchased some potato vodka and the alcohol adventure began.

Gluten Free Meyer Lemon Liquer
Gluten Free Meyer Lemon Liquer
Gluten Free Meyer Lemon Liquer

Gluten Free Meyer Lemon Liquer

This made 8 jars of liquer for me. Lots to give out as Christmas cheer!

Gluten Free Meyer Lemon Liquer

Ingredients
  

  • 1 litre Chopin potato vodka
  • 15 Meyer lemon peels
  • 2 Orange peels
  • 2 litres 2 % or whole milk
  • 1 tsp good vanilla
  • 8-10 cups sugar (depending on how sweet you like it)*
  • *I used a combination of 2 cups sucanat sugar, 5 cups organic sugar and 3 cups white sugar.Using all white sugar gives lemon liquer a lighter color)

Instructions
 

  • In a large glass bowl, place meyer lemon peels and orange peels.
  • Pour 1 liter of potato vodka over the peels.
  • Cover bowl with plastic wrap.
  • Soak for a minimum of 2 days, I did 7.
  • Strain lemon and orange peels, discarding peels and pouring alcohol into a large saucepan/stockpot.
  • Add milk, sugar and vanilla.
  • Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring continuously.
  • Watch closely for mixture can boil over quickly.
  • Adjust heat if necessary.
  • Boil for 5 minutes.
  • Let lemon liquer cool completely before pouring into bottles.
  • Once cooled pour into 500 ml glass canning jars.
  • Put lids on and store liquer in the freezer.
  • Keep in freezer until ready to use.
  • This made 8 jars of liquer for me.
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