WASTE NOT, WANT NOT: FRUIT INFUSED WATER

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Pinterest can be a funny old place.  I love looking for inspiration but I understand that it's not always real life.  One of the things that always makes me chuckle on Pinterest if the fruit infused water and how pretty it looks.  Perfect fruit floating gently in a perfect container (on a perfect table, outside in a perfect meadow with the breeze gentle swaying the trees and topped off with a handmade centrepiece on a rustic table, of course).  
In reality fruit infused water is way better when you give that fruit a good old squeeze before it hits the water.  It may not be pretty but it gets the job done and the flavour difference is amazing.  
 This water is infused with strawberries, blueberries and a few lemon slices.  Fruit water is a great way to ensure that soft fruit does not go to waste either.  The strawberries were in desperate need of using up and I had half a lemon looking miserable from being left over from a little gin 'o' clock time over the weekend.
 So remember that no matter how pretty Pinterest makes it look, substance is always more important that style when it comes to food so give that fruit a good squeeze before you put it in your water.  You will have a better flavour and a better colour, every time.

Happy fruit water drinking.

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1 comments

  1. This is really helpful thanks! I literally live on pinterest and this made me take a step back and look at reality. I really wanted to get into the infused waters, but my mom was worried about wasted fruit.

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