Today is spectacular with blue skies, low humidity and a light breeze. Summertime is still here! It is such a welcome from the past weekend’s weather. Much of the East Coast was affected by Hurricane Irene, and hundreds of thousands of households are still without power. SensitiveHusband and I are thankful to be just fine along with our family, friends and neighbors.
Since I have been making bags of ice for my family who are without power, I am less focused on cooking today and more on just how refreshing water really is. Most of us are fortunate to be able to turn on a tap for flowing water. However there are many people in the U.S. who cannot do that today after the hurricane. And there are also people in the world who don’t ever have access to clean water. A hurricane sure does put needs and wants into perspective.
Speaking of water…some people are inclined to buy soda and fruity waters to quench their thirst, but it is even fresher to sweeten water naturally. The photo above is simply of a glass of water with sliced strawberries and orange slices. The result was quite delightful! I also enjoy a cold glass of water filled with sliced cucumbers. There are many fruit or vegetable combinations from which to choose…instead of reaching for a can of soda, why not slip a sliced peach or frozen blueberries into your water? Let me know what other options you have used. Have a great day.
Thank you, Sensitive Economist, for providing water to us. Today, I was able to do laundry at another child’s home. It is so important to be ever mindful of the third of the world who do not have clean drinking water.
One of my favorite waters is cucumbers and lemon (slices or juice). Bonus: it is excellent for one’s digestive system! Thanks for the reminder. xo Mil
It was my pleasure to provide you with some water…along with a cup of tea!
Here is another refreshing water idea from the Martha Stewart Magazine, June 2011: combine pineapple ginger and mint in a pitcher of water and refrigerate for a few hours.