Orange Ginger Mint Spa Water {Recipe ReDux}

April 22, 2014

Treasured Cookware

That’s the theme for this month’s Recipe ReDux. We were tasked with the following:

Share a story of classic cookware – and a healthy recipe to go with it. Some of us will be celebrating Mother’s Day next month (May 11,) but it’s more than once a year that many of us cook with a pan, a wooden spoon or another piece of cookware passed on to us from the kitchens of our favorite relatives. Let’s see what you can cook up with your treasured kitchen tool!

Orange Ginger Mint Spa Water in Grandma's Pitcher

I haven’t inherited many kitchen supplies – my mom still cooks a lot (especially for the Jewish holidays) and most of the stuff I inherited from my grandmothers isn’t cookware. I do have a couple of pieces of CorningWare from my grandmother, which I love for leftovers since they are oven, microwave, stove-top and dishwasher-safe! These days it’s hard to find them in those classic styles with pretty floral prints, so I do treasure them. But I have actually never used them to cook something from scratch, only to reheat.

One serving item I did inherit from my grandmother is a glass pitcher with an etched floral pattern. I often use it for orange juice when I host Sunday brunch – that’s how I remember it from my grandmother’s house (along with her tuna salad with green relish and the best thinly sliced smoked salmon!). I rarely make use of the pitcher when I don’t have company, so I thought why not put it into more everyday use by keeping a pitcher of spa water in my fridge. I love spa water – you know the cucumber or lemon-enhanced water you often find at spas and fancy salons? It’s so refreshing and always revitalizes me.

orange ginger mint spa water recipe redux

My version of spa water contains one sliced orange, a handful of fresh mint leaves, and a few thin slices of fresh ginger. Served in this pretty pitcher, it reminds me of my grandmother and takes a random weekday to a higher level!

Do you have a piece of treasured cookware in your kitchen?

Share your story about it with us and find more stories from ReDuxers below! 

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  1. You have taken Spa Water to the next level with this pretty pitcher! And, thanks for the trip down CorningWare memory lane! My mom has several CorningWare casserole dishes & they are very practical indeed 🙂