The Story of Lemonade: Slightly Sweet, Slightly Sour

Lemon Tree

Via AGypsyChef

 

Why are we talking about lemons? Because it’s summertime, folks! A time for enjoying backyard barbecues accompanied by the sweet, succulent taste of homemade lemonade, perfectly paired with our vibrant  Lemon Tree Linen Collection.

 

Couleur Nature Lemon Tree Linen Collection

 

With it’s incredibly simple nature, you’d think that lemonade would be a pretty universal drink. Not so! Here in North America, as we know so well, lemonade is often a homemade drink made with lemons, water, and a little (or a lot) of sugar. There’s also pink lemonade, but we’ll talk about that later. However, in the UK, and a few other English speaking countries, lemonade commonly refers to a commercially produced, lemon flavored, carbonated, sweetened soft drink. In other words, its like our 7-Up and Sierra Mist. In India, lemonade may also contain salt, ginger juice, or other herbs and spices like saffron, garlic, and cumin. And then there’s hard lemonade, for those of you who like a little lemonade in their alcohol.

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Summertime Is Here Again!

Moonstone Beach Boardwalk

Via Hike Speak

 

Memorial Day has come and gone, marking the unofficial start of summer. Spring is a wonderful season, but I believe we’re all ready for what summer brings with it: warm skies and balmy breezes that contribute to the ultimate hedonistic lifestyle, reminding us of the wonderful atmosphere along the Mediterranean Coast, in beautiful cities like Marseille and Nice. It’s also a good time to refresh your home decorations with a summer-inspired palette.

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