|Lemon balm at History Park,|
San Jose, Ca.
Photo: Elizabeth Urbach.
SICK-ROOM AND NURSERY.
|Spearmint. Photo: Elizabeth Urbach.|
LEMONADE.--Very thinly shave the rind of two large lemons, not taking a morsel of the white pith, which pith should next be entirely removed, taking care not to break or cut into the fruit so as to waste the juice; cut the middle part of the lemons in thin slices (a silver knife is best for the purpose); from one ounce to two ounces of loaf-sugar. Put these three articles (thin rind, slices, and sugar) into a jug, pour over them a quart of boiling water--let it stand a few minutes before using. ... Orange drink may be prepared in the same manner as lemonade, allowing two China oranges [sweet oranges] and one Seville orange [sour orange] to a quart of water, or three China oranges. Half the rind will be quite sufficient.