Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Simply Water

These days, nothing tastes better than this water. (I’ve been drinking heavily during my absence from this blog.) I think it really could be called artisan water. Artisan –  meaning hand-made in small batches – another word hi-jacked by marketeers and ad-people.

It’s simple enough, and maybe everyone else already knows to do this or isn’t interested. Our niece, Mary Blount Lapp, served it from large glass jars at her beautiful outdoor wedding reception in Lancaster County, PA. In one hour I drank twice the recommended daily amount. Couldn’t stop. Still can’t. The combined flavors are so refreshing they stir memories of cold, sweet water drank from a spring near a lake on a hot day years ago.  

Mary’s Water
1 gallon filtered water
3-4  thin slices lime
5 thin slices cucumber
2 small sprigs of mint
Refrigerate til icy cold.
Obviously, adjust to taste. 

      Mary & Ernie's outdoor wedding reception on the hillside of their friends' farm.


wheresurtreasure said...

Thankyou for posting this!
I have been contemplating drinking as well...and this inspires me to get on with it.
A toast [ch-ching] and prayers, Rebecca
from only one county away from Lancaster too

steve said...

My dear sister, Have you had your blood sugar checked lately?
I am going to try it.

Hannah said...

I can imagine few things better to do than visit your dear Mary and celebrate with her and Ernie. She has so many lovely ways with food and drink, it's truly a gift of hers to the world, and now the Lapps (and all your readers)!

Margie Haack said...

Jan, (Steve) just exaggerating, as usual. Blood sugar's ok.

Jenny said...

I am glad you are blogging a bit. :) Hope you are continuing to mend, and I am going to HAVE to try this water! Looks great. :)

Cassandra said...

So glad to see you back. I have been thinking of you and praying! I will continue to do so, as I'm sure you're just spoiling us and still on the mend.
A friend just asked me what to do with his bunch of mint in his CSA box, and I sent him this link. I love how questions get answered when we're not looking.....