It’s too hot and we know it . . .
So today, I’m going to do my very best to give you a break from it and fix the “inelegance” . . . with images of , yes, COOL things!
Starting with something cold and juicy . . . This is one of my favorite summer treats: spread a slice of ice-cold watermelon with thick Greek-style yogurt; sprinkle it with good granola; eat it with a fork, barefooted in front of a fan, or on a cool porch; joy of life will return forthwith. ♥
It will be a wonderful weekend if you make this ↓ and pop it in the fridge for later . . .
For even more coolness to this delicious Cantaloupe Soup, add ice cream croutons . . . drop melon-ballers-full of vanilla ice cream in each dish . . . chill soup bowls and spoons before serving. Or try my nice cold . . .
If you keep this icy Gazpacho in the fridge, you can eat from it for a couple of days and never have to heat up the stove! It’s the most delicious way to get all your healthy, organic farmer’s market vegetables in one cold dish. It’s STILL the best Gazpacho I’ve ever tasted — sometimes I like to add a little cilantro garnish … or I use balsamic vinegar instead of red wine vinegar, but truly, they both taste wonderful in this cold, crunchy, frosty soup!
And here’s something else that should help bring the temperature down:
Too much? Hope you put your shoes back on!
BRRRRR, just feel that chilly wind coming off the snow . . .
Mmmm, cool, calm, and collected . . . Hear those sleigh bells ringing? A breeze off the ocean would be wonderful too but if you can’t get to the beach right now … give yourself a little treat … keep cologne and hand cream in the fridge and then have a . . .
. . . nice cool shower. Afterwards make yourself a
. . . take it to the porch. . .
. . . and drink it near a bubbly little water fountain . . . because it’s the weekend and . . .
Is it working? Do you feel cooler? I hope so! And one last thing . . . I would like to invite you to join me in a little celebration for this/our
Because while I was in England, I forgot to celebrate that on June 9, this blog, our blog, celebrated its first birthday! It’s still a BABY! Only one! Let’s give it cake!
Everyone grab a cupcake! Light your candle and let’s make a wish!!! And I actually have a wish that you could make come true! My wish is that if you like this blog, you will nominate it for Country Living Magazine’s Blue Ribbon Blogger Awards. We still have a window of opportunity — the contest entries have to be in by July 29, two days from now! And if I go to New York, I’ll be sure to bring you with me! Of course I would anyway! OK, all together now,
B L O W !
Happy Summer Day Girlfriends, stay cool! XOXO Tomorrow is Beatrix Potter’s Birthday!