Despite the heat wave, my garden grows! We’ve been enjoying lettuce and spinach and I’m eagerly awaiting the ripening of the tomatoes. The apricot tree is also producing an abundance of ripe fruit. Ahhhh, the joys of the harvest.
I personally don’t love the heat (and being 8 months pregnant certainly doesn’t help) so I have a variety of ways to beat it. Living in a basement apartment is #1. My #2 favorite way is with cool treats. My latest cold delight was inspired by the beverages we enjoyed whilst dining out last week.
The versatile Brazilian Limeade.
All you do is: zest and squeeze 2-3 limes, add your favorite fruit (I used a couple of peaches), ice, water, and sweetened condensed milk, mix in the blender and Enjoy!
Most of the recipes I found online required that you remove all the pulp by straining the mixture through cheesecloth, but where’s the sense in that? You loose all the fiber and nutrients and it’s one more step to bother with. I’ll leave mine thick and pulpy, thank you very much.
P.S. I didn’t use sweetened condensed milk this time round- I just added a little bit of sugar. So refreshing! Try it!