Last month I saw a recipe for prickly pear lemonade on the Cooking With a Wallflower blog, and I was intrigued. So today I bought some cactus fruit and Kieran and I decided to make the drink after school. He likes it because of the shocking color.

Kieran was eager to help, so I let him scoop the innards out of the prickly pear fruit after I’d cut it in half. He also enjoyed running the blender at high speed to separate out the seeds. We strained it into a pitcher and drank it while we played chess.

It was a lovely evening together.

We used 2 cups of water, the juice of 2 lemons, and 2 prickly pear fruits.

We used 2 cups of water, the juice of 2 lemons, and 2 prickly pear fruits.

Kieran enjoyed scooping out the guts of the fruit.

Kieran enjoyed scooping out the guts of the fruit.

The prickly pear stains the lemonade a vivid color.

The prickly pear stains the lemonade a vivid color.

He enjoyed running the blender.

He enjoyed running the blender.

We strained the liquid to remove the seeds.

We strained the liquid to remove the seeds.

Kieran loves this drink because of its color.

Kieran loves this drink because of its color.

He drank as much as he could.

He drank as much as he could.

Pondering his next move.

Pondering his next move.

We played two chess games and drank all the lemonade.

We played two chess games and drank all the lemonade.

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