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Feeling hot, hot, hot! The original by Arrow, not the Buster Poindexter crappy version. I know it's almost June but damn! If it's this hot now, we are going to be sweltering again this summer. Most people in the BC Lower Mainland do not have central air. It was never really hot for more than a couple weeks a year, so why add it to the home building cost. Between these cold, snowy winters & hot summers, I might as well have stayed back east.ūüėí¬†So, here are some tips that¬†have helped me beat the heat.

Ways that I stay cool.

1. Keep the shades drawn. Not seeing the sun and being able to look at the blue sky sucks but so does sweating, while wearing short-shorts and a tank top.

2. Keep the ceiling fans running. The hydro bill has only been a few dollars more for the past few years.

3. Open the windows to let the cool morning/night air in. If you have a portable fan, move that to the window to suck in the cool air, during those times.

4. When it starts to warm up, close the windows. Don't wait too long. If the room/house gets hot, it will be hard to cool it back down.

5. Use rice/bean packs. Instead of heating them, place them in the freezer. (Thanks for the tip A!) Then place them around your neck, or on your wrists. It actually works!

6. I have plenty of ice on hand, along with my freezer mug, which keeps my cold drinks nice & icy. This also helps to keep me drinking water or herbal tea throughout the day. Although I'm not a fan of drinking hot beverages when it's 90 degrees outside. Sweating all day to stay cool does not appeal to me. I detest sticky skin.

What are you doing to stay cool? Especially if you don't have central air or an air conditioner.

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A little bit of cooking was had. Some of the cooking was the gnocchi shown below. But the mushrooms, bacon & a few herbs did the job. These pics were taken at the last second, so the quality & how pretty it looks was not taken into account. I also got bored & had other stuff to do so half of the gnocchi was forked, the other half was not. The end result was simple but good. Not perfect by any means, I am rusty as heck. I also need to get on it and cook up a new batch of tomato sauce for the freezer. That comes in handy on those days when you want to eat healthily but do not want to spend hours in the kitchen!

Have you tried any old recipes, after years & realised that it will take a few more sessions before they are perfected once again? Have a great Monday & week!

gnocchi after years
gnocchi after years but the end result was delicious!

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Nadia‚úĆ