Monday, December 30, 2013

lemon sticks!

the other day rachel posted about lemon sticks on her instagram. HOW COULD I HAVE FORGOTTEN ABOUT LEMON STICKS?! they are sold at flower mart every spring in baltimore and they are delicious! all minty, sweet and sour at the same time plus aesthetically and olfactorily pleasing as well.

if you want to pretend you are in the land of the two johns (waters, hopkins) you will need three things:  1) soft peppermint sticks. *not* candy canes. they need to be the chalky kind. i got some king leo but get whatever brand you want. just remember that they *do* need to be chalky, old skool peppermint sticks that crumble between your teeth when you bite them.

2) lemons 3) a knife

from there, it's simplicity itself. i only made half lemon sticks but to make a proper one, just cut the top off a lemon and jam a peppermint stick into it. maybe you will score the lemon innards first to make it easier to jam in the peppermint stick? i dunno' what you're like. go crazy. live a little.

then the best part. use the peppermint stick like a straw. easy, peasy, squeeze the lemon? yeah, you just might. 

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