Tuesday, July 7, 2009


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


tracieMoo said...

another great drink for our hot weather! I've never tried cucumber juice.. mesti best kan.. =)

Nadia said...

ooooooooohhh you make it with lemon juice!! love the pic!!

Anonymous said...

Whoah....that looks so refreshing...I can feel the chill just by looking at it!

Sonya said...

Oh wow..I am growing my own cucumbers this year and already have a bunch. Im going to try this today!!

terri@adailyobsession said...

whaoooo! beautiful color n ohotos, n i am refreshed just looking at it. this is what i'll serve with my next barbie.

Zurin said...

Tracie, best!:)

Juli, yes it adds a nice tang...lime juice wld work very well as well.:)

Amtirac, It is very refreshing!:)

Sonya, do try..ull love it :)

Terri, yes for ur next barbie..itll be good n cool :)

Elin Chia said...

this is very refreshing and a great combo..thanks for sharing..you have a nice blog :)

Elin Chia said...

Haha..it's me again Zurin. I practically peep thru every page of your blog and I can only say onething...AWESOME!

Thanks for sharing so many wonderful malay dishes...salivating now! :P

Zurin said...

Tq Elin. :) ur blog is pretty awesome too..been there seen it!

Anonymous said...

Color combination of the juice is fabulous & this is also good for health..


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Blessed Homemaker said...

I suppose this is using the regular cucumber? You think it'll make any difference if I use Japanese cucumber?

BTW, great blog!

Zurin said...

Blessedhomemaker, Ys I think the Japapnese cucumber is less juicy although it will probably taste the same. teh regular cucumbers have more water in them and are bigger so you get more yield. Thank you for visiting! nice to know you, :)


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