78°F (For my American friends)
- Feels Like: 88
(1) Eat some cold soup!! My friend, K tried out a new recipe for an orange-melon soup. It is an unusually delicious soup and refreshing on a hot summer day! It’s quite different from anything I have ever tried before! K found the recipe on Anna Olson’s Food Network show, Sugar.
Orange Melon Soup
1 tbsp orange zest
1/2 c pineapple juice (K juiced a fresh pineapple with my juicer)
1/2 c fresh orange juice (again, the oranges were juiced with the juicer)
1/3 c sugar (K omitted the sugar)
2 tsp freshly grated ginger
4 c peeled and diced cantaloupe
1 c yogurt
3/4 c sour cream
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tbsp honey
2 tbsp chopped fresh mint
Heat orange zest, juices, sugar and ginger and simmer until a thin syrup consistency. Remove from heat and cool. In a blender, puree cantaloupe with cooled syrup until smooth. Add yogurt, 1/2 c sour cream and vanilla and puree until smooth. Chill for at least 4 hours before serving.
For garnish, stir remaining 1/4 c sour cream with honey and mint. Dollop or swirl sweetened sour cream on soup before serving.
(2) Hang out at “The Falls”! Unfortunately, everyone else had the same idea! It was packed!
(3) Eat food that doesn’t require any cooking! Gah! I am absolutely melting and the thought of turning on the stove, oven or BBQ is something I dread in this heat. When it’s really hot, I often don’t feel like eating anything but salads or raw veggies.
Here’s one of my cherry tomatoes. I thought it was really funny that this little tomato had an appendage growing from its top! I found several others that had the same thing. Too funny!
Here are some of my precious raspberries. This summer we have tons of raspberries. We always have a lot, but this year there are more than I can handle! I can’t pick them fast enough! I’ve got raspberries coming out of my ears! I’ve been going out every morning and picking several buckets of them. I’ve been freezing some for the winter and giving some away. If you’re in the area, please come by and take some! If you’d like to pick your own, that’s even better! 😉