Thursday, July 28, 2005

lemon shake up



This young gentleman is enjoying the best part of the county fair - lemon shake ups. If you go back to the entry on the fried oreos, and look behind and to the left of the chef you'll see a heavy duty juicer and a stack of lemons.......that's a lemon shake up waiting to happen.

Fresh lemons are squeezed, mixed with a little sugar and some ice cold water. The mixture is poured into a large mixing cup with some chopped ice and then they shake, shake, shake. It's absolutely fantastic, nothing like fresh squeezed lemon juice to tingle your parched mouth.

The barn was hot as the blazes and this youngsters family was just a few steps away "detailing" a steer. More on that later.

6 comments:

pablo said...

One of those steers with a lovely young lady managing it?????

matt said...

Oh oh...hope he doesn't get the brain freeze. I love the reds in this photo, from his hair to the shirt to the cup. A wonderful slice of childhood.

Lorianne said...

Great picture: what a cutie. And I laughed at the previous pic of the milkmaid with headphones: now *that* is one up-to-date milkmaid! :-)

srp said...

I remember those. Seems like there was a place in Dallas that made lemonade that way...the best. I can't think how long it has been...makes my mouth water for some right now.

Hick said...

Red! That's why I like this picture...a study in red.

I feel like having a lemonade for some reason...

KatKit13 said...

I love those things!

Makes me wonder how the little guy got that scar on his scalp! I bet it was a good story.