Spring is here but I can’t stop thinking about summer now! Why the inner-self is not satisfied with what we have? Thinking aloud….may be the weather right now. Its sunny but strong winds killing all the charm of a spring. Cherry blossom is in full bloom, but will not get any chance to admire the real beauty in its peak bloom. Rain and strong winds knocking off the fragile petals without any admiration. Longing for nice long walks amidst full bloom trees and sunny crisp weather in spring. Well, its not too late. I should stop rambling, be thankful and talk about more positive things.
Farmer’s Market are already stacked with Spring-y fruits and vegetables. I think, I should go and spend some time browsing around little stalls loaded with freshly picked fruits, vegetables, flowers and delicacies. I like the friendly festive atmosphere of a farmer’s market along with fresh seasonal produce and freshly made delicacies. Sometimes strolling around stalls gives you an option to explore and experiment with new seasonal produce.
There is one more thing I like in spring other than nice warm afternoons and flowers. That is light bubbly refreshing drinks. Agua Fresca is a light fruit drink with sugar and lemon juice. It’s a Spanish word means “fresh waters”. After soups, warm teas and coffee the transition in to refreshing drinks are so welcoming and of course very Spring-y. Cheers!
- 2 cups Water Melon, cubed
- 2 cups Cantaloupe, cubed
- 3 tsp. Lemon Juice
- 2 tsp. Sugar or as needed
- 1½ cup Sparkling Water
- (I used Jasmine Sparkling water for added flavor)
- Ice Cubes
- Melon balls and Mint for garnishing
- Blend everything together on high speed until smooth.
- Strain the juice if its needed.
- Serve chilled over ice, garnished with mint and melon balls.
- Enjoy the weather with this refreshing drink.
- Cheers !!