In the spring, every North Texan's mind turns to the impending summer. While most of the country is wandering about and smelling the roses, we are dreading the mercury breaking 95 and the humidity cascading northward from the Gulf of Mexico.
Can things cascade northward? I ask as a matter of information only....oh, well......
We all know that the most effective thing we can do to take care of ourselves in the summer is to drink plenty of water. Water, however, is bland. Boring. Tasteless. I, for one, can get very tired of water very quickly, at which point I find myself heading for soda and tea and all the other loaded with sugar drinks I love so very, very much.
Hence my weight problems. Well, that and sitting on my rear, but that's another blog.
One thing I have done to combat this boredom is infusing water. An infusion is prepared by steeping plants in a solvent such as water for a period of time until they release their volatile flavors into the solvent.