Lemons Quotes (43 quotes)
Will Kids Drink Lemon Juice? [Mberry Challenge]
How Sour or How Sweet Is Your Lemonade?
If you look around the globe and study the diversity of the various cultural cuisines, you can easily see how what you grow up eating is what you generally find tasty. In the US, most kids are growing up eating foods that taste predominantly sweet and salty with very little variability. As older kids and grown ups, it can be challenging to try to incorporate new foods because our taste buds and psychology are already so used to sweet foods and foods laden with chemical flavorings and preservatives. As a former sugar addict, I was determined to not pass along my addiction to my kids. They have grown up eating whole foods with an emphasis on a variety of actual fruits and vegetables that come with a rainbow of nutrients and real flavors. My kids now tell me that their fellow classmates are stunned that they consider pure lemon juice somewhat sweet. If I offer my kids a protein bar with too much dried fruit in it, they tell me it is too sweet and ask for something with a more complex profile of flavors.
Bitter shandies aside, I'm not a habitual lemonade drinker — it's a thirst that seems to have quietly died away at about the age of 17, the same time as that for orange squash and blue raspberry Panda Pops. No wonder the distinctly more mature R Whites chap had to sneak downstairs in the middle of the night to get his fix. But at this time of year, when I'm toiling up a hill in the sunshine or stuck on a stifling bus in the bad-tempered traffic, a cold glass of lemonade often appears before me, unbidden, like a mirage of refreshment. Not the saccharine-laden, aggressively carbonated sort, of course: no, my daydreams tend more towards the mouth-puckering, traditional drink — the kind that suggests rolling lawns replete with croquet hoops rather than a warm can from the ice cream van. For reasons probably clear to anyone of a more scientific bent, the sweet and sour flavours of real lemonade seem to hit the spot like nothing else on a hot day.
Introduction Cooking is a fun and rewarding activity. It allows you to be a cook and scientist at the same time, experimenting with endless taste combinations! The five tastes humans can experience are: sweet, sour, salty, bitter and umami savory. But have you ever experienced some combinations that were delicious and others that were downright yucky? How do cooks come up with delicious recipes? And even more amazingly, how can they replicate the same exact flavors over and over again? Does science have anything to do with it?
Hot days and lemonade are perfect for each other: A tall glass of icy cold, fresh-squeezed lemonade tastes like summer in a glass. Tart and sweet, bright and refreshing, lemonade also delivers a dose of vitamin C, plus a splash of pH-balancing alkaline. Not in the mood? No problem. Pre-made versions are everywhere and they include powdered, frozen concentrate and bottles of ready-to-drink lemonade. For this taste test, we gulped bottles of old fashioned yellow lemonade in search of the best, most authentic versions. Some have pulp, others are clear.