From our Table...
... Lemon tree blossom of Karavas
Donated by the family of Marios Papaioannou 1Y.
Ο λεμονανθός του Καραβά
(Lemon tree blossom of Karavas)
Step 1 Wash the (yellow!) lemons very well and cut them in half
Step 2 Squeeze lemons with a manual or electric juice press
Step 3 Pass all the lemon juice through a sieve and pour into a large bowl
Step 4 For every cup of lemon juice you add 1 cup of sugar. So, if for example you squeezed a total of 7 cups of lemon juice you will add into the same bowl 7 cups of sugar
Step 5 Stir with a large spoon until the sugar dissolves. You will stir every so often (a few times per day) for 2 days, for example whenever you pass by your kitchen
Step 6 Remember to cover the bowl with a towel or lid to prevent insects from falling in.
Step 7 Pour the lemonade using a cone into your clean, completely dry glass bottles with a secure lid.
Step 8 Store bottles in fridge.
Step 9 Pour very little in a glass (around 1cm), add cold water and some mint leaves and enjoy!
Top Tip 1: Good lemon season in Cyprus is usually between the months of December and March.
Top Top 2: 4 cups of sugar should equal 1kg of sugar
I am blessed to have my great-grandfather Costas Rouvithas in my life. He is now 93 years old, and his lemonade is one that will hopefully bring back childhood memories for you. He frequently talks about his love of his birthplace Karavas and describes in detail the beautiful lemon trees and their blossoms and this is what inspired me to give his lemonade a name!