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Turkey Tracks:  June 30, 2013

Refreshing Water!

I follow Bonnie Hunter’s blog.  She’s an amazing quilter who specializes in scrappy quilts with an eye toward using up your quilting stash, finding cotton materials to reuse–as in cutting up cotton shirts–and using vintage sewing machines.  Periodically she holds “Quilt Cam” where she mounts a camera in her basement sewing room and as she sews, shows viewers what she is doing, and chats with them online.  She is sharing her own sewing time and urging those of us who can to join her in a sewing session.  When I can’t make a current Quilt Cam with her, I always replay her archived sessions and sew along in that way.

On a recent Quilt Cam, a friend of hers had just visited and made “the most refreshing water.”  Bonnie lives in North Carolina when she isn’t traveling and teaching, so it gets HOT and one gets THIRSTY.

The water is simple and absolutely delicious.  Take a gallon jar, slice a lime really thin, slice a cucumber really thin, throw in a handful of mint (especially if you have it in your yard as I do), fill the jar with water, and refrigerate it overnight.

Delicious!

This picture isn’t great, but you can see what mine looked like before I drank half of it.

 

Refreshing water

You can keep adding water until the lovely light taste is gone.  Then start over.

Cucumber juice is supposed to be really healthy.  But I don’t see why one couldn’t try other citrus and herb mixtures.  Orange with what?  Thyme?  Basil?  Rosemary?  Lemon with…   Grapefruit with…

Thank you Bonnie and Bonnie’s friend!

Written by louisaenright

June 30, 2013 at 11:59 am

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