Hot and humid, hot and humid with showers, hot and humid with thunderstorms - day after day, week after week, but when I remember January and February which were unusually cold for weeks and weeks, I'm not complaining.
I don't know about you, but hot and humid weather takes away my usual fierce appetite, good in some ways, but sometimes hard to find something really good to eat or drink. And I found it two weeks ago. Fresh chunks of watermelon whizzed in a blender. Pour, serve. Children like it with a ball of vanilla ice cream bobbing in that cold and pretty rosy juice, which then makes it a watermelon float. Freshly made, it's very thick, but it thins out a little when stored in the fridge for a few days. So far I've gone through two and a half "baby" seedless watermelons with no dampening of enthusiasm.
It's been a wonderful season for watermelons , and I hope it goes on for another month or so, because I've gotten used to this juice for breakfast , super chilled. Sweet and lacking the acidity of orange juice, I was happy to find out it really is healthy. Now I'm wondering if I can freeze some, though it won't last long in the freezer:) For now, I have two jars stashed in the fridge to help me get through pruning the hedges, which have grown at least 18 inches in the last few weeks - they love this weather, clearly.
Hope your summer is going swimmingly!