Turn that sour into a sweet by sticking candy stick straws into a bitter lemon, thanks to this unique recipe from Jodi Durr of Meaningful Mama. Describing the craft, Jodi says, "When I was little, we always went to a certain carnival every summer. At this carnival one of the things I looked forward to most was buying the lemon or orange with the candy stick straw."
- Candy sticks
- A decorating tip (optional)
Source: ,Meaningful Mama: Day #212 - Lemon with Candy Stick Straws
Roll the fruit on the table, putting pressure on it. This will loosen the juice within the lemon. It's a great thing to do before you need to get a juice out of a lemon for cooking or baking, too.
Poke a hole in the lemon the size of your stick. I used a decorating tip to make the perfect sized hole. Stick a knife in a little bit more to create the room for the stick.
You need to suck really hard at first, but then the juice will start flowing through the stick. If it is working, but the juice stops flowing after a bit, you can move the stick around to loosen up the inside of the fruit. My kids loved it as much as I did when I was a girl. You could do this just for fun, or it would be a wonderful addition to your next party.