Isn’t it a bit too warm lately? Just the kind of warm we like. The weather is nice, maybe, very nice. And because it is so nice, this is the perfect weather to….grow a….garden! (Yes, yes, it includes the pots of plants that are in your apartment!)
Not only will the view be relaxing to behold, but so will be the herbs that can spice and cool up food and drinks this summer!
Growing your own food will give you a sense of satisfaction and you’ll feel good about seeing your plants come to life and get ready to be eaten. New summer goals, eh? Absolutely, yes!
There’s nothing like knowing what you’re about to consume is fresh and cared by you 🙂
Since summer is all about drinks (You know it!), we thought we could share some recipes with you to help you cool down. These summery recipes call for the use fresh home-grown herbs to make them taste even better.
Here are two of our favorites that are easy to prepare and perfect to enjoy –
Refreshing Mint Lemonade
2 cups sugar
6 cups water
2 cups fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup mint leaves
To make simple syrup: Place 2 cups sugar and 2 cups water in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Stir until sugar is dissolved and let cool. Place lemon juice in a large pitcher, add remaining 4 cups water and 1 cup of the simple syrup or more to taste. Stir in mint leaves and refrigerate for 1 hour. Serve over ice.
Strawberry Mint Soda
1/2 bunch mint leaves
1 cup white sugar
3 cups carbonated water
Squeeze the lime into a sturdy glass pitcher. Toss the juiced limes into the pitcher along with the mint, strawberries, and sugar. Crush the fruits together with a muddler to release the juices from the strawberries and the oil from the mint leaves. Stir in the club soda until the sugar has dissolved. Pour into the sugared glasses over ice cubes to serve.
If preparing drinks at home isn’t your thing, we have a solution for that, too. What is it? Stay tuned for more!
p.s. Good things come in Small packages but Bigger things come in Better packages! Our cat, erm, surprise will be out of the bag soon 🙂