With hot weather on its way, consider making your own “smart water!”
Few things are more delicious, refreshing… and economical…than an infused water made with either fruits or vegetables, just like in your spa. My personal favorite is cucumber. Citrus, fennel, mint, or basil and blackberry are also contenders.
Cucumber Infused Water
Laura Cabot, Laura Cabot Catering, Waldoboro
Here is my recipe for cucumber infused water:
One cucumber, washed
One pitcher of filtered water
Slice the cucumber thinly with a very sharp knife. Add to the water with a squeeze of lemon if you like. Cover and let sit for a few hours.
Serve chilled with a slice of cucumber as a garnish.
Laura Cabot is an MF&L columnist and blogger, a French trained chef with a long career as a chef/restaurant owner, and president of Laura Cabot Catering in Waldoboro.