"Sit down and feed, and welcome to our table." --
Shakespeare; As You Like It (Duke Senior: Act II, Scene 7)
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
H2O+ (Flavored Water)
Oh so simple. With the hot summer weather (which I am LOVING) I know I'll drink more water to stay hydrated (over juice, soda pop, tea, etc.) if it is refrigerated (or on ice) has a little flavor to it. Use just about anything that sounds good to you; I tend to favor berries and citrus, but mango, cucumber, melons, and pineapple work well too. Just slice or dice and refrigerate the pitcher for an hour or two so the flavors dissipate. Pictured here...orange-mint, raspberry-lemon; lemon-basil, and a blackberry-mint. I also enjoyed (but did not photograph) orange-blueberry and an all citrus lemon-lime-grapefruit.I happen to have fresh mint (and basil) growing on hand. If you don't a drop of mint extract works too. A tiny bit of vanilla in with the blackberries is also good. Or try vanilla with orange slices for a cream-sicle like flavor.
I’m not a chef; my formal culinary training is pretty limited. I just like food. I’m a high school teacher, and about 5 years ago, my teaching assignment shifted from full time English to including some culinary classes (which I enjoy!). I attend culinary educators’ workshop(s) at the local technical college’s culinary program and/or at other culinary institutions (like Johnson & Wales Colorado campus) for a week most summers to improve my skills. So the lack of culinary training is…well, a work in progress! As a teacher, my time and my budget are both limited. I started this blog simply to have a place to store recipes that I could search by name, ingredients, etc. You’ll also see a few recipes posted for my students’ access…stuff we’ve made in classes. You’re welcome to browse...