When Life Gives You Lemons…

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It’s finally starting to feel like spring in Ottawa and that’s got me in the mood for iced beverages.

Last summer was the summer of iced tea for me, but recently, I’ve been craving something different. I bought a lemon one day, and I always have strawberries in the freezer, so I decided to make my own strawberry lemonade. It’s super quick and easy, and you can make a whole bunch and put it in the fridge or just make it by the cup like I do. Read on for recipe!

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DIY Green Tea Latte (or any other kind of tea for that matter!)

Check out that foam, folks.

Check out that foam, folks.

One of my favourite things to order at Starbucks is a green tea latte.

For those of you who don’t know what that is, they basically whisk together simple syrup, matcha powder, and foamed milk.

But I don’t like matcha (except in green tea ice cream) because I think it tastes thick (how can something taste thick? I don’t know but that’s how it tastes okay). I prefer it made with a China Tips Tazo tea bag, not a Zen tea bag. And I like nonfat milk. And I only like three pumps of syrup in my Grande rather than the standard four. And I like vanilla syrup instead of classic.

All this makes the barista pull out a cup and a Sharpie and the person behind me sigh with exasperation.

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