Speaking of summer, have you heard of jeera water?
It’s a common drink in India based on steeped cumin seeds. After Cheryl’s recommendation, I’ve tried it a few weeks ago and I can't get enough of it! The mix of fresh garden herbs combined with cumin seeds makes for the most delicious health tonic that eases digestion and promotes hydration.
So if you’re bored of sipping on plain water, here is how you can make a bottle of your own jeera water on a fly:
In a skillet, toast 1 teaspoon of whole cumin seeds for about 3 minutes over medium heat, shaking the skillet so they don't burn. Next, stuff a few handfuls of fresh herbs such as mint, parsley, cilantro or thyme in a tall glass water bottle and using a funnel, add the toasted cumin seeds. Fill the bottle with filtered water and drink throughout the day while topping off the water as you use it. Ta dah!
P.S: Also, lilac water.
P.P.S: Wash your bowl and a few other jazzy takes on water :)
(Photo and recipe by 5 second rule)