All you need is agua fresca for a no-brainer cocktail hour.
“What’s as thirst quenching as lemonade, as colorful as Kool-Aid and as easy to make as iced tea? A Mexican drink called agua fresca — literally “fresh water” — is the original vitamin-rich, caffeine- and alcohol-free cooler.”
Last year I tried to grow broccoli. I bought six starts and planted them in their own raised bed complete with soil amendments, irrigation and shade cloth.
Every morning with mug of coffee in hand, I checked on them. After planting in June, through the heat of July and into August they stood taller but somehow stunted. Small leaves, thin stalks, tiny crowns forming. I fertilized and all but talked to them. (more…)