On one of the first nice weekends of the year, Jeff and I made a pilgrimage all the way up north to St. Clair West. We had one thing on our minds: barbeque. And we were headed to the Stockyards, Toronto’s newest barbeque joint.
Sitting on a high stool next to the big, beautiful wood bar that overlooks the fryers and the grill, my feet swinging, I happily gobbled up what might possibly be my favorite thing to eat*: pulled pork, topped with slaw, on a bun with a side of homemade fries. The food? Amazing! AMAZING!** Made even better by the glass of cold, homemade limeade I washed it all down with.
Since that night I’ve pretty much wanted to eat barbeque all the time, but in an effort to be a little more health conscious I’ve been eating stuff that’s been a little less artery clogging . Like baked salmon. Or lentil salad. Or a fish taco.
While this is certainly not “healthy”, it does have a cup and a half of sugar in it, I can think of no better way to welcome the arrival of summer in Toronto (both calendar and temperature wise!) than a tall glass of homemade limeade after an afternoon biking on the Lakeshore.
* Okay, I know I claim that something is “possibly my favorite thing to eat” every other week around here, but that doesn’t mean I ain’t being serious. When it comes to food, it’s so hard to chose, I love it all. Except for capers. Don’t bring capers anywhere near me. Ever.
** For a much more articulate review of the Stockyards, I suggest reading Corey Mintz’s review from last week’s Star.
From Southern Living Comfort Food, via Sweethome.ca
Makes 8 cups
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup boiling water
2 teaspoons lime zest
1 1/2 cups fresh lime juice (10 to 14 limes)
5 cups cold water
Lime slices (for garnish)
Fresh min sprigs (for garnish)
Note: If you’d prefer lemonade, simply sub in lemons for the limes.
1. Stir together sugar and boiling water until sugar dissolves.
2. Stir in lime zest, lime juice and cold water.
3. Chill 8 hours. Garnish, if desired.