It has been raining cats and dogs for quite a few days now – this in the middle of the summer season. Well, not that the seasons make much of a difference in sunny Singapore, but of all days, it had to rain big time on Parents’ Day yesterday.
The boy’s school had arranged for an excursion yesterday to invite parents along for a morning of fun and games. We were all looking forward to it since it’s been a while the school had organised anything at all for the children. At the end of the day, we spent most of the time hiding under the shelter at the Marina Barrage eating and snacking because of the gray sky and the incessant drizzling. The teachers organised some games for both the young and old to be involved in, so that helped a bit; even though the rope for the tug-of-war broke, well, at least it was something that all of us had a good laugh about. Okay, so it wasn’t that bad an excursion after all, but the weather could have been better behaved.
The weather kept its cool and continued into the night and the morning today without any signs of rain coming in. This weekend seems to be a promisingly good one and I’m hoping that the cool weather keeps up till the rest of next week. In the meantime, I’m making this refreshing chilled drink for all of us at home to keep cool and healthy. What better way than to overdose with loads of vitamin C that comes in a nice pink colour?
- Strawberry: 12
- Lemon juice: 50ml (about 3 lemons)
- Orange juice: 200ml
- Sugar: 2 tsp
- Mint leaves: 1 stalk
- Blend together strawberry, lemon juice, orange juice and sugar (optional).
- Strain into serving glass.
- Insert a stalk of mint leaves into the cup to serve.
Tone down the lemons if you can’t take sourness well. The original recipe called for 6 lemons (!!) and I found that way too much! On top of that, if the strawberries aren’t juicy sweet, then it would be nice to add in a couple more teaspoons of sugar as well. This is, after all, supposed to be a nice drink to chill out with, so give yourself a treat well-deserved!