How are you guys today? It’s going to be insanely hot here and I’m not sure I’m ready for it. This morning I woke up at 5am to get in a nice run before the heat index went off the charts and the air quality became to poor to run outside, and even at that early hour the humid stickiness had already set it. All I want to do is sit in front of of my air conditioner eating ice cream; what I don’t want to do, is use my stove. At all.
As you got to see back in March in my house tour post, I live in an old house. A house built in 1880, very old for the USA. It’s a wonderful house but like all houses, there are things I’d love to add, air conditioning is one of the things I’d love to have in our home. But at $10K and up, we can live with window units for a while. The problem however lies with the kitchen. There is but one kitchen window and its directly over the sink, where I stand more than anywhere else in the kitchen.
Putting a A/C unit there would not be a good idea, I’d probably catch pneumonia standing in front of it with wet hands for hours a day. The kitchen is cut off from the rest of the first floor and noticeably hotter, turn on the stove or the oven and forget it, it becomes a sauna.
This Summer, I will attempt to cook inside as little as possible on these hot days, this means some major grilling will occur or we’ll be eating something cold. Ice cream really isn’t a completely bad dinner or better yet, frozen yogurt… How will you guys be beating the heat the next few days? Are you like me and don’t have central air?
I have some great posts in my queue that need to be finished for you guys but stay tuned. I’ll be recapping our trip up to Vermont this past weekend as well as giving you some great new recipes.
Lastly, don’t forget to check your local orchards for their fruit ripening dates. I just saw that tart/pie cherries are just coming in season and they only last about a week around here. You don’t want to miss that fresh cherry pie!