Cucumbers Cucumbers Cucumbers
Cucumbers are the spotlight for this edition of Summer Fest. Cucumbers are refreshing, don’t you think? I absolutely love having them on hand as remaining “cool as a cucumber” during a Texas summer is always a priority.
One of my childhood favorite summer treats was thick slices of cucumber splashed with lime and sprinkled with salt. Now as a busy mom I still crave those flavors, but need to enjoy it on the go. So I turn to aguas frescas (fresh waters).
A to go cup brimming with a refreshing water, makes for my day of errands a little less stressful. Aguas are widely popular in Mexico and here in Edinburg, Texas they have also found a home. Sold in many places from restaurants to convenient stores, aguas can be found everywhere.
I prefer to make mine at home, as I do not enjoy the watered down versions. Loaded with cucmbers, lime, salt and a drizzle of agave this glass of goregous is a great way to stay cool this summer. Enjoy!
We’re teaming up with food and garden bloggers to host Summer Fest 2011, a season-long garden party. In coming weeks, we’ll feature favorite garden-to-table recipes and tips to help you enjoy the bounty, whether you’re harvesting your own goodies or buying them fresh from the market. Today, we’re exploring peaches!
from the FNDISH.
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Agua de Pepino
by Vianney Rodriguez
by Sweet Life
4 large cucumbers peeled,seeded and diced
1 tsp salt
4 -6 tsp agave
2 cups of water
In juicer or blender add cucumbers, salt, lime juice, agave and 1 cup of water.
Blend until smooth.
Add juice to a pitcher with remaining 1 cup of water.
Taste for seasoning.
Serve over ice.