Saturday, August 13, 2011

What To Do With All that Watermelon From the CSA

Coat of arms of Mexico.Image via WikipediaHubby and I have way to much watermelon from our CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) and so I made it into Agua Fresca (Fresh Water). 

Aguas frescas have a long tradition in Mexico and Latin America, where the "fresh waters" -- made with fresh fruit or rice, tamarind pods or dried hibiscus flowers, sugar and water -- are the perfect thirst-quencher for hot weather and sometimes-hotter cuisine. In the pre-Columbian 15th century, the story goes, Aztec farmers would paddle their canoes into Tenochtitl├ín (now Mexico City) with fresh fruit that they would mash and mix with water for a refreshing drink. 
http://www.latimes.com/features/la-fo-aguasfrescas2-2008jul02,0,4150722.story

It was really easy to make.  Juice up the Watermelon, add some water, sugar, lime and mint.  Chill it for a while and then enjoy. 

I like the idea of not drinking so many chemicals from sodas or other cool sweet drinks.  I find my hubby is a lot clear headed from not drinking so much junk.  He's a major aspartame junkie.  


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