Tuesday, May 12, 2009

So Fresh and So Clean




Let's make one thing clear...
Although coffee is made with water, it is in fact no longer...Water. Tea is close depending on how much other stuff is being tossed in the pot. Between the caffeine and the cream and sugar, we have lost our edge on being 'clean' machines.
Now, we know how much water we should be drinking, and why we should be drinking it but, how many of us are actually drinking that "should be" amount?
What about are quests?..do we offer them water first? or do we go straight for the hard stuff? How about offering all who are involved a new slice of life. No, not the restaurant-cover-up-the-chlorine slice of lemon wedge. Something entirely more refreshing and enticing, and something that tells us to pour our Self another. Martha knows this trick, and so does my Mother but, I really took notice again when sitting poolside at the local Lowes Hotel on a heat-wave-rush-of-a-week-day-vaca-stay.
The prize: One big, cool pitcher filled to top and brimmed with fresh cucumber slices. Yes, it was lovely and it loved me too. I could tell because we could not stop pouring and sipping, and guzzling and splashing and spilling and pouring some more. May I get any one another? ..let me grab three. Waving down the waiter, we begged for our own private pitcher, one that could be dropped at our lounge discretely, with out too many spying eyes to follow. Something so special to chase down our collective bowl of chips-and-guac-and-salsa. A little secret we shared that afternoon. So gentle, so delicate, and so thoroughly fulfilling as well.
We were well. We are well. Be well.

14 comments:

Indigo said...

What a great idea. I do drink at least 3 glasses of water a day. The only other thing is brewed tea over ice, no sugar or anything else unless it's fresh mint leaves. I'm definitely going to have to try this. Thanks! Indigo

Manon Doyle said...

Hey Teri,
I've had this when I've been lucky enough to go to the spa in AZ. I love it! Cucumbers are so good and they're excellent in water! Mmmm! Thanks for reminding me to do this at home!

down and out chic said...

i've never had water w/cucumbers in it. sounds like i've been missing out.

Linda S. Socha said...

Teri
I love your ideas!
Linda

Shadow said...

cucumber slices in water??? haven't come across it EVER but i'm always open to something that sounds a cool and refreshing as that...

Jenn said...

We chill a pitcher full of tap water each day and I finish off one while my husband wipes out another (about 6 ten ounce glasses each!). There is almost nothing else consumed in this house except one cup of coffee in the AM. We love water around here!

I have 2 cucumbers in the fridge right now that I was questioning what to do with before they started to turn. What perfect timing with your blog post! Thanks!

Rachel Follett said...

Great post. I notice when I get dehydrated (living in hotter area) I don't even realize that I drink a ton of water. Love your ideas! Thanks!

drollgirl said...

what?!?!? how have i not heard of this?!??! i LOVE cucumbers! i must try this soon. like TONIGHT!! i love the sound of it, and thank you for posting about this!

quidessential said...

mmmm...suddenly I'm so very, very thirsty! Thank you.

TERI REES WANG said...

Good "Clean" fun for everyone...

Creative Coquette said...

O yes!!! I had forgotten! I love them in water!

Campbell Jane said...

I LOVE cucumber in my water. I posted about it last year. I'm am totally hooked on it and now have all my family hooked on it too.

Blair said...

I ADORE cucumber water--so much more refreshing! I make it at home as much as possible.

Hanako66 said...

I never think to flavor my water...what a lovely idea for when I have guests!