Thursday, July 14, 2011

Another Use For Cucumbers

With 90 degree days upon us we always need to stay hydrated.  A tall glass of homemade lemonade is always quenching as is iced tea.  Hot days and gardens also bring cucumbers.  When planting that garden who can resist planting all those cucumber seeds that come in the seed packets?  You have dreamed about this garden all winter and when you get those seeds in your hands and the dirt is before you.  You just plant until your little heart is content.  Then...the cucumbers invade like an episode from the Twilight Zone.

Here is a simple yet enjoyable way to use a few extra cucumbers.  Fill up a quart canning jar with fresh water and add a few slices of cucumber and a couple leaves of basil.  You can sip on it all day long and the longer it sits the stronger it tastes.

You can also do this with fruit.  Raspberries and a lemon, blueberries and strawberries, peach and mint. 

What combinations sound good to you?

Raising Mighty Arrows


Life,Twins,DramaQueen said...

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Raising Mighty Arrows said...

Angela, we just planted cucumbers for the first time this year. Thanks for linking up with us! :)

~ Journeyers ~ said...

So funny! I really needed this post. I am going to have many, many cucumbers! lol This sounds like a great idea for the extras, although, I must say that the raspberries and lemon idea sounds really good to. Might have to try that one too. :D

Chandler said...

It Is the best idea ever