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Random Wed Jun 13 2007

Make Your Water Taste Good

As is recommended, I drink a lot of water, especially in the summer. These days, I've been adding some mottled mint or sliced cucumber. When feeling really adventurous, I'll add both. Any way you go, it's more fun than the simple lemon with water and rather refreshing.

If you want your water really cucumber-y or minty, add the extras to a pitcher and keep it covered in the refridgerator. Don't let it sit more than a day though.

 
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Andrew / June 13, 2007 3:42 PM

I love cucumber water, but I also like a squeeze of lime instead of lemon.

You're right about not leaving mint of cukes in overnight -- or limes, for that matter. They'll turn the water bitter.

peanut / June 13, 2007 3:51 PM

Yum. I've also heard you can do the same with lemon balm leaves. Anyone ever tried it?

Andrew / June 13, 2007 5:13 PM

Interesting idea, peanut -- I wonder if lemongrass would work, too.

Meghan / June 13, 2007 5:17 PM

I bet lemongrass would be good. Whenever I cook with it, I steep the leftover, tougher stalks (I wash them first) in hot water. It makes good tea.

Andrew G / June 14, 2007 9:55 AM

interestingly enough, a friend just sent me this story about cucumber flavored Pepsi in Japan: http://news.yahoo.com/photo/070613/481/xjk10706130927;_ylt=ApTq.WzAWJXt0VkjPQKSosYDW7oF

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