Sunday, July 17, 2011
It's That Time
It's that time again.
The time we don't head to the garden
without a basket, bag, or at least baggy shirt.
The basil is ready for first pick.
Mr. Big peas are perfect for picking.
We love standing in the garden eating them also.
I harvested a few sprigs of Lemon Balm
to dry and add to our goat's milk soaps.
I wish I had a half acre of this herb.
My favorite : )
While I am at it, I picked some
Lemon Thyme to dry down.
I have a herb hanger for drying when I harvest large bundles.
Otherwise, I dry them in small paper bags.
And some sprigs of Spearmint and Ginger Mint
to use in Sassy Water.
The Cilantro is ready (of course).
This stuff loves to bolt.
It will never wait for the tomatoes
So I end up freezing it in ice cube trays and then
transferring to freezer bags.
This is one of those herbs that don't work well to dry.
I will, however, be drying the rest of the plant
which has gone to seed, and harvesting it as Coriander Seed.
I mentioned Sassy Water earlier.
Yes, I am delighted to say,
it is Sassy Water time again.
I love saying Ssssssasssay Water.
Otherwise I would just change the name.
Because I change the recipe and I drink it
because I love it, not to loose weight.
Thin slices of one lemon.
Thin slices of cucumber.
Grated ginger root.
I know it looks more like tuna,
but trust me, it is ginger and I use way
more than the recipe calls for.
Sooo good and good for you.
Sprigs of fresh mint.
This is well water I bring to town from the farm,
just because it tastes so much better.
Combine it all in a pitcher.
I think the recipe says to let it set overnight.
But pour yourself a glass first.
You won't be able to wait that long.
You can go here to read about Sassy Water in the
Prevention Magazine article and also get the real recipe.
This is part of a Jumpstart Diet and here is a quote from the article:
I like the sentence I highlighted.
"During the Jumpstart, you're required to drink one full recipe of Sassy Water. We call it Sassy Water, in honor of its creator Prevention nutrition director Cynthia Sass, and because it's a heck of a lot perkier than plain old water. But the ingredients aren't just for flavor: The ginger also helps calm and soothe your GI tract. Even more important: The simple act of making this Sassy Water every day will serve as a reminder during the 4-Day Jumpstart that life is a little bit different, that things are going to change. It will help you focus on the task ahead: Getting a flatter belly once and for all"
Basically, we could all stand to drink more water.
And this water is fresh and good for you.
will someone please tell these cats,
if it is hot enough to run the air conditioner in the house,
then it should be too hot to seek out a sunny spot for a nap.
C'mon guys, I need to work here.
Alright, but see that line your noes and toes have already crossed?
That is your half. The rest is mine. Deal?