JUstDreamInparadise.......JUDI living in Paradise

I am fifty something and I love my family and the life I live. I'm an optimistic person by nature and I try to find a positive for every negative. I'm not a vegetarian, but the animal I eat is. I enjoy cooking, photography and scrapbooking. Since living here I have become a gardener and take immense joy in the beauty of my garden. My husband and I feel that we are the caretakers of the land rather than land owners. We run a grass fed Droughtmaster Stud on our little piece of Paradise and the cattle are a never ending supply of photo opportunities.

Sunday, 30 June 2013


When we were in Italy last year we got a taste for the locally made Limoncello. It is usually drunk after dinner to aid in digestion and it is divine.  When we got home I googled a recipe for the liqueur and I have to tell you it is the easiest thing to make and as we have an abundance of lemons, it is the perfect way to use them. Here is the recipe.

Pick 15 thick skinned lemons from your tree.

Peel them and place the rind in a large glass jar.

Cover the lemon peel with a bottle of vodka and leave in a dark cupboard for 40 days.

When the 40 days are up make a sugar syrup by placing 1kg sugar in a saucepan and cover with 5 cups of water.  Bring to the boil and boil rapidly for five minutes.  Cool.  When the syrup is cool enough poor it over your lemon peel and add another bottle of vodka.  Set aside again in a dark cupboard for another 40 days.  
This is a four litre Mason Jar and is perfect for storing.

When the 40 days are up, strain you Limoncello and discard the peel.  Bottle.
Keep a bottle of the Limoncello in the freezer at all times and drink it poured over lots of ice.


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