Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Basil Lemonade and Teacup Tuesday ~

Three precious teacups all in a row
My oh my just where did they go
Why they went to Katies in Texas you see
Just in time for a lovely spot of tea!

Okay, okay I KNOW I am not a poet, but sometimes I just can't help myself. I was the owner of these gorgeous teacups until I sold them on my Etsy site ,but aren't they so pretty. I am amazed at the pretty things that I have for awhile and then get rid of, but I guess it is like most things in life. They must move along (to make room for other pretties of course) I have certainly owned and then resold my fair share of beautiful items and the hunt for new pretties continues to go on. It is just something I love to do and most items I find I buy at a very cheap price so it isn't like I spend out a lot of dough. God knows I can't afford that right now. Although I will say that hubby has gotten in a couple 40 hour weeks lately and we are praising God for that.

Do you get Better Homes and Gardens magazine? I have never really been fond of it, but when my Country Home magazine ceased they sent me BHAG to replace it. I received my first copy this past week. It has a recipe for Basil Lemonade in it that I want to try soon. In case you don't get it here is the recipe:

Basil Lemonade

12 cups cold water
2 (12 ounce each) cans frozen lemonade concentrate , thawed
1/3 cup sugar
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
1/2 cup firmly packed fresh basil leaves, torn
Lemon slices and fresh basil

In extra large bowl or pitcher combine water, lemonade concentrate, sugar, and lime juice. Stir well to combine. Stir in torn basil leaves. Cover; refrigerate 8 hours.
Strain through a fine mesh strainer into serving container. Discard basil leaves. Chill up to 3 days.
Serve over ice with lemon slices and fresh basil.
Makes 12 servings

Doesn't it sound heavenly? I love anything with basil in it so this is sure to be a hit. Although I think I will only make half a recipe for hubby and I. I think the whole recipe would be a bit much. On second thought maybe I should make the whole thing! Then I could invite all of you over...wouldn't that be nice...if only life were that simple. I do hope you have a wonderful day today!

I told Kim over at Shabby Pink and Pretty blog that I would do teacup Tuesday today so be sure and pop over to enjoy more teacups if you are so inclined.

Enjoy and blessings~


Marilyn said...

Those Tea Cups are Beautiful!! I especially like the green one!!
Recipe sounds good but I am not a Tea drinker... I actually can't get tea past my nose!! LOL!!

Amanda Kaake said...

Oooh, that looks like a good recipe. I just planted a couple rows of basil again this year. Can't wait to try this recipe with it.

Feedsack Fantasy said...

Darling teacups & lucky gal to receive such pretties. Not into very many teas ... but this did sound interesting. TTFN ~ Marydon

Katie said...

That's an interesting recipe! Happy Teacup Tuesday!

Sweet Old Vintage said...

Sandi. the teacups are lovely. More RAIN>

Bunny said...

Beautiful teacup, and sounds like great lemonade. Love basil. Love your blog will follow.

Lisa said...

Thanks for the recipe and I LOVE your tea cups! My aunt has had a collection for years and I really never got it which is funny it's her only collection and I have a million! But I'm really getting into them now!
Hugs, Lisa

Shabby Kim said...

Beautiful teacups Sandi. I love the style of them and the pretty floral patterns. Thanks too for sharing the basil lemonade recipie. Sounds really good so I may just have to try it someday.

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

Love the tea cups, Sandi. You've got good taste and they're off to a new home for a while.

How did you get Better Homes and Gardens? I got Domino (until it went under) and now I've got Bon Appetit - which I won't complain about because it's great.

I want to try that Basil Lemonade, thank you so much for sharing. I bet it will be great during the long Summer months. Okay, gotta go before I write a book, whoops too late ;)