Tuesday, July 7, 2009
ICE COLD CUCUMBER JUICE
I've been a good girl. Hub's been a good boy. So we haven't been fighting. Even though it's been screaming hot out here in the tropics; when every day is a good day for a short temper. When everyday is a good day to be dense and disgusting clods. When everyday is a good day to bake an egg on the pavement. And call it a meal. When everyday is a good day to be seared and scalded by our shower water. When everyday is a good day to be blinded by a glinting sun. Everyday is simply a good day to be BAD.
But then again....... everyday is a good day. Because my busy bamboo tree is sprouting. Because my sweet lavender and irises are blooming (sort of). Because my camera's battery's fully charged. Because my handphone's not ringing. Because I cracked some really funny jokes. And someone laughed. Because the maids just cleaned the house. Because there's some minted ice cold cucumber juice in the refrigerator...waiting. Because...oh....because it's going to rain!
But do you know what keeps us really good? Ice cold minty cucumber drinks served on a cheery cheery tray. mmmmmhmmm.
Here's the recipe.................
1 cucumber, skinned and cut into chunks
1 lemon, juice squeezed out, seeds removed
2 tbsp sugar,
a few or many mint leaves (optional)
1 cup of ice cold water, more or less
Put everything into a blender and swish. Taste for sweetness and adjust if necessary. Serve chilled and ice cold and with ice cubes on a cheery cheery tray. mmmmmhmmm