Eat– for Good Health

With each solstice comes a change of season.  Winter solstice promises the end of short days as dark gives way to light.  Because the sun is nearing its zenith, summer solstice is a celebration of brightness.  Paradoxically that is when it begins to wain.  Enjoy the Earth’s longest days with Kathleen’s favorite summer beverage– Rhubarb Lemonade Spritzer– five calories per serving.

6 cups water, 6 cups coarsely chopped rhubarb, juice of one lemon or lime with zest, sparkling water, and 6 sweeter packets.

In a saucepan, bring water to boil.  Add rhubarb.  Return to boil, and then simmer for five minutes.  Add zest and stir gently.  Strain into a bowl, allowing pulp to drain for ten minutes without pressing.  Pour liquid into a pitcher, adding lemon juice and sweeter packets to taste.  Refrigerate in advance of serving.  To serve, mix one portion of “syrup” with an equal portion of sparkling water.

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6 thoughts on “Eat– for Good Health

  1. Mary Alice Tallmadge

    One serving of any cobbler with 1/4 cup ice cream is about 400 calories. No way can my cute butt “afford” that.

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