Delicious day. Windows open, full-on sunshine! If I were a puppy, I’d be tempted to roll in the dandelions that popped up in the yard overnight. Instead, I’ve been picking up a truckload of sticks and limbs that blew down last week and over the winter. (The 100-plus-year-old maple in our front yard is a delight until it starts shedding sticks.)
After yard work and tug of war with some root-bound plant pots, this, the first iced drink of the season. It steeps well and quickly at room temp or in the fridge, but there’s a little too much licorice and hibi for me to enjoy it with no doctoring. (Some of you might like the straight-up sweetness.) So I popped a plain ol’ bag of Red Rose into the jar, which toned down the additives enough to get some strawberry and orange out of the deal.
The rest of the jar went into the fridge with a sprig from the rosemary plant we’ve been coddling all winter. We’ll see how it fares overnight.