Thought it was Fall, but I must be mistaken. When the weather forecast said that it was going to be in the nineties last weekend I was skeptical! I figure they meant more inland.
We were completely wilted after two hours outside, even though there was plenty to photograph.Going back home the temps soared at one point to 106 F. We heard close by it became 113 F.
(I know this whole post must seem funny to you who are already having cooler weather)
Our solution to the heat was to go indoors for for an iced drink.
Another way I beat the heat is easy cooking with salads. I have a whole collection of salad recipes. One of my favorites is spaghetti salad.
I was introduced to it at an office party, and I was smitten!
Cook whole wheat spaghetti
drain and cool off and cut in 2 inch pieces
Add and mix the cut up veggies in a pretty salad bowl
1/2 red onion
one green bell pepper
cube 1-2 big cucumbers and 3 medium tomatoes
Mix with a generous amount of Italian dressing and Salad Supreme (spices from a jar, see below)*
Add the spaghetti and mix. Refridgerate till dinnertime.
Bon appetite, Mahlzeit, Mange, Smakelijk eten!
Maybe you haven't thought of the following way to beat the heat, but it helps enormously!
Thoughtful Uncle brought all his nieces a parasol from China
The last two years I have seen Caucasians (in California) walking with parasols. No, it was not a costume party! In Shenzhen, China we tried it out ourselves, because everyone was walking there with a parasol, also the men. It makes a big difference! I would say about 20 degrees cooler!
Are westerners finally waking up to it that it is wiser to be exposed to the sun in moderation? We're probably not there yet, but there's a beginning!
How do you beat the heat?
* Salad Supreme (McCormick sells this seasoning), but if you don't have it in your area, here are the following ingredients on the label:
Romano cheese, salt,sesame seed, poppy seed, celery seed, paprika,garlic black pepper and red pepper.