beat the heat

16 Aug

summer in boston might be more rewarding than summer anywhere else because it seems so short. and when it happens you completely forget that boston winters suck. because sometimes boston summers suck too, and you need something cool to make it through the day. so here are a couple of things that do wonders in a hot boston weekend.

cucumber and avocado soup with mint

cucumber soup 1

ingredients:
1 large cucumber
1 ripe california avocado
1 sprig of mint
1 stalk green onion
1/2 cup heavy cream or milk

peel and dice the cucumber. in a food processor, blend cucumber by pulsing for a few seconds. slice the avocado in half and remove the pit. scoop out the avocado with a spoon, and add to the food processor. pour in the heavy cream and four leaves of mint. blend the mixture until it is smooth.

pour the mixture into a container and let sit in the fridge for 5 to 10 minutes. after the soup is chilled, garnish with chopped green onion and mint.

haymarket mojito

mojito2

ingredients:
1 lemon
1 lime
1 sprig of mint
sugar
bacardi rum
lemon lime soda or club soda

cut the lemon and lime into small cubes or half wedges and put them into a highball glass. add about a tablespoon of sugar and three leaves of mint. pour in 1 shot of rum, and muddle until the mint and citrus have released their juices and the sugar is somewhat dissolved into the juice and rum mixture. fill the cup with ice, then fill with soda. for a less sweet mojito, fill with club soda.

Length of procrastination:cucumber soup: 10 minutes. mojito: 5 minutes to make, ?? hours to just sit and chill
Ways to prolong procrastination:drink it.

and btw, here are some pictures of the other stuff i have going in my garde.

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