I have been enjoying my long weekend immensely! It has been a non-stop procession of fine wine, fine food and the finest company.
I've also had the luxury of some downtime which means I've had a chance to read the paper on the day it came out (unheard of usually), spend some time in the kitchen and potter around a few op-shops. The last two activities now bring you my Flea Market Finds for this week and some lemonade: trumpets please!
I picked up these teeny, tiny, little crystal vases at the Sacred Heart Mission op shop in St Kilda for $2. The round one has a small chip on the rim but I am fairly sure that the people who visit my house aren't going to examine my glassware for faults, so it matters not. I also think the diamond shaped one was probably a perfume bottle originally.
The lemonade takes all of 10 minutes to prepare and even though it does have a lot of sugar, at least there's no preservatives. Lolly water lovers, you're better off making your own. My hot tip for this is not to use brown sugar - like I did the first time - because it will look like a dark ale and no one will believe you when you swear you're not drinking a beer for morning tea.
Ingredients - makes approximately 1/2 litre
400ml lemon juice (about 6 large lemons)
Juice your lemons and then take a moment to admire your newly formed biceps.
Heat the sugar and honey in a pot over medium heat until it melts together. You will need to give it a good, swift stir to get it to blend together.
Pour in the lemon juice and bring it to a simmer. Let it bubble away for about 5 minutes and very carefully have a taste, as it will be hot. Adjust to taste, ie more honey or juice.
Allow to cool and store in the refrigerator.
Serve over ice.