Archive for January, 2009

Harvesting Citrus: Grapefruit Soda

Our New Year was rung in with some whole wheat buttermilk pancakes (thanks arrowhead mills!), a heated game of scrabble, and then a harvest of the citrus in the backyard.  My method for harvesting oranges and grapefruits is to shake the branches and pick up whatever falls off…. we got a big haul this morning, I’ll be juicing for close to a half an hour tomorrow, I’m sure.

Tomorrow night Claudia joins us and I’ve already got a nice meal planned to welcome her… In the meantime, I’ll post my recipe for Fresca-style…

Grapefruit Soda, which we’ve been drinking since we got here.

  • 1/4 cup fresh squeezed grapefruit juice
  • 2-3 Tbsp Splenda (depends how sweet you like it)
  • 1 cup club soda
  • ice cubes
  1. stir juice & splenda together
  2. pour over ice cubes
  3. fill glass with club soda, stirring to mix through
  4. ENJOY

(BD enjoys his with a splash of gin)