When Life gives you limes instead of lemons…make limeade – more from Nigella

Not as easy as her Cloudy Lemonade but as delicious! From Nigella Lawson

Mint and Lime cool aid

  • 8 limes (1 cup juice)
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • bunch fresh mint, some sprigs reserved for pitcher later
  • 5 cups water
  • ice cubes.

Remove zest of 4 of the limes using a veg peeler or a zester and put this along with the sugar, mint, and 1 cup of the water into a saucepan.  Bring this to a boil and stir to dissolve sugar.  Let this mixture simmer in pan for 5 minutes after boil.  Cool, strain into pitcher.  Squeeze limes to make 1 cup plus 2 tbls of juice then add water and sugar mixture into pitcher.  Add ice cubes and springs of mint.

Looks like I will have another messy kitchen today!

We just picked up the farm share and had 4 pounds of tomatoes, basil, beets. lettuce, corn, peppers – green and hot – such wonderful bounty!

My daughter made this salad with some of the tomatoes – we stopped by Whole Foods for the cheese on the way home and other ingredients to round out dinner. We are having Chicken, Broccoli and Pasta from AllRecipes,com.

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast halves – cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 tablespoon chopped onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 (14.5 ounce) cans diced tomatoes
  • 2 cups fresh broccoli florets
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 pinch dried oregano
  • 18 ounces dry penne pasta
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, cut into thin strips
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

Directions

  1. In a large skillet over medium heat, warm oil and add chicken; cook until slightly brown. Add onion and garlic to cook for about 5 minutes or until garlic is golden and onions are translucent.
  2. Add tomatoes, broccoli, salt, pepper and oregano; stir well and bring to a boil. Cover and turn down heat to simmer for about 10 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until tender; drain and add back into pot. Pour chicken sauce into pot and mix well.
  4. Add basil and toss well; top with Parmesan cheese. Serve.

I added chicken broth because it looked a little dry and I prefer more sauce in my chicken and broccoli. So far we are testing it straight out the pan and love it.

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