It's that time of year again friends, that time where as an American living abroad you start daydreaming about simple pleasures such as ice cubes and air conditioners...
...because as anyone who has spent time abroad in the summer can tell you, Europeans hate ice cubes. I mean, they must, or they'd exist in everyday life, rather than just in my dreams. You will be hard pressed to find them while here, or you will pay 5 times the price to purchase an ice tray at the grocery store.
At which point you will then have to fit it in your teeny tiny itty bitty freezer.
But I digress.
What this time of year also means for me is making a daily batch of sun tea and/or cucumber-herb-infused water to enjoy the following day.
(No ice cubes remember? No immediate cooling off effect in cette maison.)
So here we learn patience.
And to use really fancy French loose teas to make the wait all the more worthwhile.
Bonjour Jasmin Mandarin iced tea from Mariage Frères , you were well worth the wait.
Hope everybody is staying cool as a cucumber out there, especially my fellow preggers!
A la prochaine friends...