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       Title: Pink Lavender Lemonade
  Categories: Polkadot, Lisa, Beverages
       Yield: 6 Servings
   2 1/2 c  Distilled water
   1 1/2 c  Sugar
       6 lg Strawberries, hulled OR
     1/4 c  Pink hibiscus flowers, dried
            -pesticide free
     1/4 c  Lavender leaves, chopped OR
       1 tb Dried Lavender flowers
   2 1/2 c  Distilled water
     1/2 c  Sugar, optional
            Fresh lavender flowers
            -for garnish
   The original recipe calls for hibiscus flowers and suggested
   strawberries as a substitute. I have reversed the order. As well, I
   don't think it is necessary to use distilled water in most locations.
   In medium saucepan, combine 2 1/2 cups water, sugar and hibiscus
   flowers (or hulled strawberries). Bring to a boil, stirring to
   dissolve sugar. Reduce heat. Simmer 5 minutes to extract pink to
   extract pink from flowers. Remove from heat. Stir in lavender leaves.
   Cover and cool. Strain cooled herb liquid into large pitcher or jar
   (if using strawberries, gently press juice from berries.) Add
   remaining 2 1/2 cups water and lemon juice. Stir well. Add 1/2 cup
   more sugar, if desired. Just before serving, add ice cubes. Pour into
   chilled glasses.Garnish with lavender flowers.
   YIELD : 6-8 Servings
   SOURCE: Victoria magazine, July 1993 posted by Anne MacLellan
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   * Posted by LISA on 07-20-95