This is greatly advocated by doctors, is refreshing, and, at the same time, contains a large amount of nourishment, an important point, for often appetites are poor in very hot weather.

Required: Two ounces of pearl barley. One lemon. Cold water.

A pint of boiling water. Four or more ounces of sugar.

Put the barley in a saucepan, cover it with cold water, let it come to the boil, and boil it for five minutes. Then strain out the barley and pour away the water; this is done to remove the slightly bitter taste characteristic of barley.

Put the barley in a jug, with the thinly pared rind of the lemon and the sugar, pour over the boiling water, cover the jug, and leave it until cold; then strain off the barley water, and serve it as cold as possible.

N.B.-If a strong flavour of lemon is liked, add part or all of the juice.

Cost, 2d.