from the Garden Squad series by Julia Henry
Ah, but those liquids. Lemonade, iced tea, water or combinations of the three have been my go-tos. Until recently. These days Delia is determined to expand my palate. Either that, or she's trying to kill me. Time will tell. ;-)
Did you know dandelions can be made into tea? Perhaps you did. I'd heard of it, but hadn't tasted it until recently. Not a fan.
Also not a fan of different spices and herbs being added to or made into decaffeinated drinks. Delia has a half dozen different concoctions in mason jars lining the top shelf of the refrigerator. She's been juicing, pulping, grinding and boiling all sort of things. Then she'll proudly bring me out a big glass.
Without ice. Apparently ice isn't good for me.
I've invested in a large insulated water bottle that I fill in the morning and replenish at noon. Iced tea in the morning, water with lemon in the afternoon. I'm not sure how I'll break it to her, but it is my firm belief that weeds shouldn't be drunk, and that kale belongs in a salad, not in a glass.
But she means well. Bless her heart, she means well. Maybe she could use some more recipes?
What is your favorite summer drink?
Julia Henry is thrilled that Tilling the Truth, the second in the Garden Squad series, will be out in August.