It was 105 in Portland yesterday. And it is not a dry heat!
Here is a yardstick to use for comparison.
Needles CA is on the Colorado River between Havasu and Hoover Dam
It’ll be 105 in Fontana tomorrow and I’ll be baking cornbread, yeast rolls and bread. Bless this old farmhouse because I won’t feel it out here in the den off the living room due to the old fashion design of the kicthen, laundry room and mud room all being housed in their own part of the house with an old fashioned swinging door to the kitchen keeping all that heat out of here. It’ll be hot as hell in there while I’m basking in air conditioned comfort in here.
Xannie, can’t pee…dehydrated.
My point is that heat & cold are subjective. I see 80-year olds wearing sweaters in this godforsaken heat. I also know the heat in a commercial kitchen is nothing compared to what our brave troops are going through in Iraq…140 degree heat in full combat gear.
The use of a meat thermometer is an in-joke in restaurant kitchens.
i said it was too hot to cook.
i said i had no appetite but the hubster did.
i did not want to get into a peeing contest as to who’s
professional kitchen is hotter.
This AIN’T HOT!!!
Cook in a commercial kitchen over and around equipment emitting 350 degrees heat with no air conditioning (so the hot food stays hot, of course). We use meat thermometers to tell us how hot it is. When the temperature reaches 140 degrees (medium-rare), then it’s hot!!
(OK, granted we do have walk-in coolers & freezers to hide out in.)
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Parses. . . even when you don’t try you stir ’em up, LMAO!. Interesting site though. I’ve actually seen a special on one of the cable channels about up-scale dumpster divers in NYC. Seems a bunch of granola chewing ‘save the planet’ groovy types are trying to conserve resources and cut down on their food bills. Many of them said they spend zero dollars on food.
I don’t like to fuss. Let’s go back to pear salads. Do the same thing with canned peaches or (best of all) canned pineapple. These were staples in my family in the 50’s.
Actually the link he posted is legit, but that board has not been taken care of for some time and has been spammed. He can’t help that. I may not always understand the man but in this case he was correct in his assumption that it use to be a real board that discussed dumpster diving for food.
So, then we have one more thing to "thank" Parses for.
In addition to posting a bogus/altered news article about an obesity study, he is now giving us links to sexually-oriented websites that would be offensive to many people, and that would most definitely NOT be Family Friendly. And, these two "gifts" are from a person who is a vociferous supporter of the current administration in Washington, along with its conservative/neoconservative agenda.
It really makes me wonder what this person’s agenda is.
No salad idea but you reminded me of another zucchini dish just perfect for the summer. One of my lawn maintenance clients over thirty years ago was a very nice maternal lady who was an excellent cook. Always came out with fresh fruit or something home baked. One very hot and humid day, she brought me inside to the AC and had me try cold Zucchini Curry soup. I couldn’t believe how refreshing and delicious it was. I got the recipe, as well as others, and have enjoyed it these many years. Time to find it and get a batch made!
The small Maine blueberries are the native Lowbush Blueberry (Vaccinium angustifolium) which, I believe are the ones that are very high in anti-oxidants. Very flavorful.
The New Jersey blueberries are varieties of Highbush Blueberries (Vaccinium corymbosum) which are bred for size, flavor etc. They should be planted using at least three different cultivars for cross-pollination.
[:o)]the hubster’s doing it and he’s actually liking it[:o)]
Two seasonal fruits that are in our markets right now that make a great alternative to cooking anything…. We have Bing Cherries at $1.69 a lb and good sized seedless watermelon at $2 each. While our home grown cherries were come’n gone in June, these imports from up north are tastie and (relatively) cheap. Added to our local peaches and grapes and smaller melons this adds up to a great fruit salad or cocktail. Add the Cottage Cheese and it is even better. It is taking a bit of time for my system to adapt to a ‘heavy on the fruit’ diet….but if a Bear can do it , SO CAN I !![:p][:p]
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