Sweet and Sours


Give a 15 year-old girl a lemon, and she’s happy. Give my son Sam a jar of pickles, and it’s lunch. I haven’t met a kid who doesn’t love tart, sour foods. My daughter’s friend Alana stands over the sink with a half a lemon and the sugar. And both my kids can go through three glasses of Da Chanh each—the sweet-sour fresh lime drink at the Vietnamese restaurant.

When days are dreary I can’t think of a better flavor than lemon. It’s a little bit of sunshine in the middle of winter. Here are a number of recipes that will brighten up the darkest of days. The frozen yogurt is requested regularly from my friend and a revelation for everyone who tries it. It’s refreshing and bright . . . and a boost of vitamin C. It’s just three simple ingredients—sugar, lemon and yogurt. Best yet, kids can juice the lemons—now that’s sweet.– Jill Melton

This article was originally published as Sweet and Sours on Relish.com.

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