Monday, September 6, 2010

The Fruits of Today's Labor...

...are so very sweet. San Francisco's jumping on this heat wave craze, and I'm taking Labor Day off from vegetables to spend some quality time with fruit.

Watermelon Agua Fresca

8 cups diced watermelon
1 cup water
juice of more or less 1 lemon
a couple of old wrinkled kiwis, diced
some strawberries you were meaning to make jam from but that languished in the fridge, sliced

Put them all in a big pitcher. Smush with a wooden spoon and if you still want it smoother, put a hand blender in there (also known as immersion blender). Or use a regular blender. Chill in the fridge and/or add ice.

It may be a little on the tart side, but so many things are too sugary these days, it's nice to remember the sweetness of fruit alone. Your wooden armadillo will love it.

1 comment:

kale daikon said...

Oops, I accidentally deleted this comment from Kimberly (too vigilant with the spambots):

Came here by way of Yelp (searching for eyewear, actually.)

I love your blog! Do you know Joe Carcione, The Green Grocer from the Bay Area in the 70s and 80s? I still have my mom's old copy of his awesome guide to produce. It's the best. Here's a bio: