fruited ice water 

Good morning 🙂 
These days when you go to buy water there are soooo many options 

( seriously.. 20 years ago did you think we’d be buying water?) 

Since I personally am trying to drink more water, I’ve started making my own concoctions. And I love them! 

There’s no real recipe here..  Just combos to make water have more flavor and mix it up a bit! 
I am a hug fan of Ball jars and have been as long as I can remember. I use them for cooking, storing, eating and drinking! 
Each morning, I start my tea water and while I’m waiting for it to boil, I use 2 quart-sized jars and place different fruit combos in them 

Then fill with water and/or ice, place cap on and refridgerate! 

( these are also awesome because they are portable!) 

 
Here are some of my favorites..  

Lemon slices, cucumber slices and mint 

  Strawberry-basil! 

Cantelope- mint!  

 I also love apple- cinnamon  

 Pear-vanilla!  

What do you flavor your water with ?  

Related recipes 

Cantelope salad with prosciutto

Balsamic chicken salad with strawberries

Lemon ricotta gnocchi

Prosciutto – cantelope salad

Friends.. If you don’t know by now, I’m obsessed with food. All of it.. Shopping for it , growing , cooking it .

( not so much on the dishes, though )

When I was a J&W we had many classes where we studied flavor profiles . We focused at length on why some foods pair well with others.

As well as why some foods do not pair at all

Have you ever brushed your teeth and then drank orange juice?

I rest my case.

So when cantelope was on sale I knew that I had to pair it with proscuitto

There is something about the sweet, crisp taste of the melon paired with the salty, creaminess of the proscuitto… Well it’s a match made in heaven

Here I’ve made a salad with these ingredients, including fresh mint for zip and toasted pine nuts for crunch

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1/2 cantelope, cut into cubes
3-4 slices of proscuitto , chopped into small pieces
A few sprigs of mint, leaves picked off
1/4 cup pine nuts, toasted
Sea salt
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar

In a serving bowl , add melon. Top with proscuitto, mint, pine nuts and sprinkle with sea salt .

Add vinegar to small sauce pan and heat, until reduced by half. Drizzle over salad, toss and serve .

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Enjoy!

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