“Summer afternoon- summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.” ~Henry James
Summer is here. And boy, is it hot down here in Florida! I wanted to briefly apologize for my blog posts being rather sparse and inconsistent these last few months! I’ve been a little bit distracted and preoccupied lately as we are getting ready to move across the country…in the vertical sense. Yes, from the furthest point south (Florida) to the furthest point north…Maine! We are moving to Maine! Every time I say that I think it will sink in a little bit more but I still think it hasn’t. We are very excited about our new adventure which begins in less than 2 weeks! So over the next couple of months my blog will be taking a spin…transitioning…as my life, climate, local foods, places to shop, seasonal produce…and just about everything else…will all be changing! I’m excited about the change though…and excited to share it with you. And as far as summer goes, we’ll basically be getting “two summers” this year as here in Florida summer started in April…and up there in Maine summer is just starting. Some of the produce that has already had its full season down here won’t start until August up there! Ha! By the way, I actually took my cover photo in Maine during our vacation last summer when we went blueberry picking in the mountains. :)
Anyway, more on “the move” and “changes” later. For now, I wanted to share a refreshing summer drink with you. My husband is the one that actually gave me the idea! He had this great idea of making cucumber lemonade…which was brilliant…and gave me the idea of cucumber limeade (love the green color)!
Alright…here’s the recipe for the green stuff…
Cucumber Limeade (serves 2)
Juice of 1 cucumber (with peel) and 2 limes (without peels), yields approx. 1 cup of juice
2 cups of filtered water
12 drops of liquid stevia, or to taste
1. Wash your cucumber and limes with veggie/fruit spray (I use Fit) and rinse well. Cut ends off cucumber and peel your limes.
2. Set your juicer on “low speed” and juice the limes, then follow with the cucumber. (should have about 1 cup of juice)
3. Pour the juice into a pitcher and add 2 cups of cold water. Stir.
4. Add liquid stevia to taste.
5. Pour over ice in glasses and garnish with fresh slices of lime.