Tomatoes have glossy, thin, smooth skin. They come in all different shapes and sizes. Some are oval, some are tear-dropped shape, and a lot are the same size of a tennis ball.
The tomato will start to grow and actually turn red inside the bottle. Once the tomato looks fully ripe, ask an adult helper to carefully snip it from the stem. Screw on the cap and there you have it – a tomato in a bottle. Go impress your friends and family!
Adult Helpers: Try this with fruits your yard too. Apples, pears or peaches are great. Just make sure they have a long enough stem that would look extraordinary in a bottle.
First ingredient of course is still lemons! The key to helping kids squeeze fresh lemons is let them press down on the lemons and roll them around the table. Yes, we get to play with our food. This loosens up the insides and makes it easier for small hands to twist on the juicer.
Now comes making the lemonade. A lot of times we’ve just thrown sugar, water and lemons into a pitcher to make lemonade. However, when you do that the sugar sinks to the bottom and takes forever to dissolve. (There definitely is a science lesson there in figuring out why- Keep reading for a cool experiment! )
If you have the time, heat the water and sugar together first to make a syrup mixture and then add the lemon juice to the syrup and mix it all together. Here is LISA's LEMONADE RECIPE:
Yield: about 2 quarts
1 ½ cups sugar
1 ½ cups water
1 ½ cups freshly squeezed lemon juice (strained to remove pulp and seeds if you like)
4 cups of cold water
Boil sugar and 1 ½ cups of water to create a sugar/water syrup. Let it cool and then mix in lemon juice. Add cold water and you’re ready!
Now, comes the fun part! Creating different ways to make the traditional lemonade different.
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