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For some reason weve been a little overstocked on lemons. Perhaps we misjudged our shopping? Perhaps theyre really good first aid when youve been tear-gassed here in Turkey, Greece or Brazil? Couldnt say.
7 July 2013 Sunday 00:30
For some reason weve been a little overstocked on lemons. Perhaps we misjudged our shopping? Perhaps theyre really good first aid when youve been tear-gassed here in Turkey, Greece or Brazil? Couldnt say. Anyway, theres nothing wrong with having a few extra lemons around. However, since here in Istanbul weve now moved to a less street-side juncture in these times of dissent, those lemons need to find new purpose or theyll moulder away in silence like a good journalist in jail.
So when life gives you too many lemons, I say make sage lemonade. Why sage? Simply because we need our wits about us these days. In addition to adding a pleasing tartness, sage or adaçayı (here in Turkey) has well documented benefits as a stimulant for heightened brain function, and its latin name, Salvia officinalis, suggests its panacea-inducing properties. While the powers that be act with more and more aggressive stupidity than ever, its important that the rest of us keep our cool.
10 lemons + 4 limes
1 .5 cups of water
1/2 cup to 1 cup of brown sugar
small handful of sage
fresh mint leaves
lots of ice
Boil water. Once boiling, reduce to simmer and dissolve desired amount of sugar. Once sugar is dissolved, turn off heat, add some sage sprigs to steep in syrup (about 15 minutes). Strain syrup to removing sage detritus and allow to cool. While the sage syrup cools, squeeze juice of 10 lemons and 4 limes into a container. Once sage syrup has cooled, mix it with your lemon-lime juice and pour into a large pitcher brimming with ice and mint leaves.
Voila! You have turned your lemons into mind-awakening, Dissident Lemonade.
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