I know, I know. Limeade isn't lemonade. But it's close...darn close. And certainly just as delicious and refreshing, yes? I hope you agree that Blueberry Basil Limeade has a place in the Lemonade Stand Series and that you'll enjoy it like I do! I thought this was an interesting way to put to use these delicious berries that are in season right now (we've had a grand ol' time picking them this year), as well as the basil that many of you grow in your gardens.
We can't get enough of blueberries lately. And when we start to tire of them (is it possible?), we will simply freeze them for later. All you need to do is wash them, take off any remaining stems, and lay them in a single layer across a parchment-lined cookie sheet. Then slide the sheet into the freezer for a few hours until they are firm. Then pour them into a freezer ziploc bag for a future date.
Here's to enjoying the last month of summer with every fiber of our being! Here in the Pacific Northwest, we probably enjoy it more than the average person as we know there are many months ahead without sunshine. So savor it all...and in this case, drink up!
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