I have to admit, when I find something amazingly easy and super tasty, especially with seasonal garden fresh ingredients, I made it quite a few times in a short span of time. This is my new favorite weekend lunch for two.
For the drinks, it was just ice water with a little crushed apple mint and lemon juice. I sauteed the abundant summer squash with a little garlic and vegetable broth. A perfect summer salad…peeled and sliced cucumbers, diced tomatoes, lemon juice, salt & pepper. Lastly, the super tasty sandwiches: mozzarella & cheddar cheeses with fresh tomato and basil, all grilled in whole wheat bread.
Super easy little hostess gift or an addition to any other gift: a little tea mini-vase. I selected a few herbs that look pretty and also are great for making tea. For this vase, I used lemon balm, mint and lavender. I put them with some water in a tiny little jar. It is a pretty little gift to give someone, and they can also use the herbs for making some fresh tea! Would also make a great party favor for a tea party. 🙂
Homemade strawberry/apple-mint lemonade, with no sugar needed. 🙂
This is the easiest lemonade I’ve ever made. Here is what I added together:
1 quart water
juice from 3 lemons
5-6 strawberries, sliced and mashed with a mortar and pestle
5-6 sprigs of apple mint (a unique variety of mint with a sweet, apple-like taste), leaves removed from stems and mashed with a mortar and pestle
That’s it! Just mix it all together and serve over ice! It is naturally sweet and needs no additional sweeteners. 🙂