Summer odds and ends cooler

This hardly qualifies as a recipe, falling more into the ‘ideas’ camp, but it’s so yummy I just want to share it with you. Basically this morning I was rooting around in the fridge and came across some straggly old mint, a withered half a lemon and a quarter of a cucumber that had gone soggy and soft. Rather than throw them away, I sliced the lemon and cucumber and threw them into a jug, stuffed the mint in, and filled it with water, for a super-refreshing drink – perfect for this sticky hot day… I’ve been topping it up with fresh water as it steeps (and I gulp it) – I can’t get enough of it!

It would work with just lemons, or just mint, or just cucumber, or any combination of the three. I’m sure a sad little apple could find a home in a jug like this, or a dried up orange – so many possibilities…


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