Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Sweet Watercress Drink

School holidays are finally over!  I was looking forward to the day to send DD1 and DS2 back to school :P  Of course I enjoy having them home but to have them 24/7 is literally killing my brain cells everyday.  I need to take a breather, I need some fresh air.

It had been 2 weeks since school started and DH is back to his hectic flying schedule.  I've learnt to take things more positively, and is able to cope better now.  Afterall, he joined the Regional team 2 years ago, and by hook or by crook, I need to adapt.  If I'm not being understanding, I'll be giving him unnecessary stress.  I'm also thankful that I was working in the Regional department and this made me understand that traveling is inevitable.  In fact, I'm glad he is flying again as absence makes the heart grow fonder.

Anyway, I haven't been baking lately.  Sometimes I just feel lazy and didn't even bother to cook dinner.  Whatever is happening to me?  I don't know, probably age is catching up as I get tired more easily.  Pregnant?  I wish but unfortunately not.  Hahaha!

Feeling lazy to post something "complicated" so I went to my harddisk to search for the simplest recipe and found this.  So I'm just going to share this simple drink that I made several months ago.

Couldn't get your kids to eat enough greens?

Drink it ;-)

My children like the savory soup (here, here and here) but they simply love this sweetened drink.  I have a few other watercress related recipes but I'll leave that to future postings.  If you do try this out, I hope your family will like it too.

Sweet Watercress Drink
Ingredients
500g watercress
2.5 - 3 litres water
2 - 3 dried honey dates (蜜枣)
rock sugar to taste (I used honey rock sugar)

Method
  1. Wash watercress and cut into half.  Rinse honey dates.
  2. Add watercress and honey dates in a pot with 2.5 - 3 litres of water.  Bring to boil.  Reduce to small flame and simmer for 1 hour.
  3. Add rock sugar to taste.
  4. Sieve and serve, either warm or chilled.

5 comments:

wendyywy @ Table for 2..... or more said...

The ones I had in restaurants had no 'smell', but the one my grandaunt boiled at home smelled of watercress, and I don't like her version. Wondering what's the difference.
BTW, u really do wish for a no.4?
LOL

Dorina said...

It's interesting , but ...I don't know what "honey dates" are ...shaime on me.

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

good idea, kids must be happy to drink sweet watercress drink.

MnYfoodtalk said...

simple yet healthy drink. thanks for sharing.

Blessed Homemaker said...

Wendy,
Sorry I missed this. Mine still smelled like watercress, except that it is not as strong as when boiled in soup.

#4, I don't mind but not exactly in plan