On a recent trip to Bay City, Michigan I had a glass of cucumber water. It was so refreshing on the 90+ degree day! I can’t stop drinking it. All you have to do is fill a pitcher or glass with ice cold water and slice some cucumber into it. You can keep refilling your glass or pitcher with water and reuse the cucumbers. It will last for about a day in a pitcher before the cucumbers get kinda slimy.
I thought about other herb combinations that I could try using fresh herbs from my container garden. From left to right in the picture below, I tried the following combinations:
Cucumber and Basil
Rosemary and Cucumber
French Lavender and Basil
I let them sit for 24 hours in my refrigerator, and here is what I found:
The Cucumber and Basil blend tasted mainly like cucumber, and it was good.
The Cucumber and Rosemary blend tasted mainly of rosemary with a slight cucumber taste. I was expecting it to taste horrible, but it wasn’t bad.
The French Lavender and Basil blend was my least favourite. The flavour of lavender was very overpowering. This maybe wouldn’t have been as bad if it didn’t steep for 24 hours. I think a French Lavender and Lemon combination would taste good.
What herb combinations have you tried?
Happy Mother’s Day to all mothers, but most especially to mine.
Here’s the gift I put together for my mom. It has lemon thyme for fragrance, marigolds as a remembrance of our home on 2112 Cortez Circle, snapdragons because we both like them, and pansies, which are my favourite flower and will remind my mom of me when she sees them. The solar globe light is so that mom can see it at night. Mr. Gnome is tending the flowers.
Remember when I blogged about the mini greenhouses I created? Well, boy did they work! As you can see below, the basil, garlic chives, lavender, and cilantro are doing very well. The rest of my little garden is doing well, too, in spite of the high temps we’ve had lately.
One of the things I missed, upon first moving to our new place in Naperville, was my balcony at the Windsor. Except for the noise from the traffic, it was an awesome outdoor space. We had lots of plants, flower, herbs, lights, candles, and we were even trying our hand at growing a tomato plant. At our new place we have a patio with a patch of dirt in the front where you can see that a bush was chopped down. It wasn’t very inviting. Until this past weekend when we got our hands dirty!