I visited my mom the other day. It was mid morning on a rather hot day. I ran an errand while leaving the children with her and when I returned, there was the prettiest pitcher of water sitting on the counter. We poured ourselves some cold glasses of cucumber lemon water and proceeded to sit and gush about how refreshing it was. For about 10 minutes. Yeah, we’re weird like that. But it’s so good! You wouldn’t expect that much coming from unsweetened fruit and veggie water. We love it, though. So delicious and cooling on these warm days.
Now, when you need a break from pulling those stubborn weeds out in the garden, slice up some cucumbers, pick yourself a handful of flowers, pour yourself a glass, and sit down. Your feet (and taste buds) will thank you.
Recipe from my Aunt Krista
1 small cucumber (5 inches), thinly sliced
1/3 of a lemon, thinly sliced
2 quarts water
Put the cucumbers and lemons in a pitcher. Pour the water over them, stir gently, and let sit for an hour or so. Pour over ice in a glass and enjoy. You can use the fruit a couple of more times, just refilling the pitcher with water as needed.
Yield: 2 quarts