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Posts Tagged ‘hot weather’

More Fruit With Salad Greens

Posted by terrepruitt on October 4, 2017

Dance Exercise, Nia, Nia in the City of San Jose, Nia classes in the South Bay, Nia Teacher, Nia Class, San Jose Nia, Nia San Jose, Nia workout, Nia, Gentle Yoga, Group Ex classes, YMCA, Zumba, Nia Technique, SJ City Fit, SJCityFitIt seems like we are starting to be rid of our really hot weather. YAY! I love wearing my warm fuzzy socks around the house. The weather got cool, but then it did got hot again.  But not so hot that it never cooled down. I think I saw some predictions of temps in the 80° for this week, which is hot for me, but as long as it cools down at night, it is bearable. When it was still really hot we were eating fruit on our salad greens – Cool Summer Salads. For me it is basically the same thing . . . fruit on greens. But there are some interesting flavor combinations. I am finding that I really love lavender with the fruit. Here are two more ways we had fruit on our salads.

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Arugula
Plums
Walnuts
White onion
Fig Balsamic Vinegar
Basil Olive Oil
Lavender Salt

 

A couple of handfuls per serving. Cut up a plum (you can use one for two servings or one PER serving) – depends on how much fruit you want per serving. Chop up a handful of walnuts per serving. Chop up some white onion (about 1/4 a cup per serving).

Put the arugula in a bowl with the cut up plum and chopped walnuts. Mix in the chopped onion. Drizzle with the fig balsamic Vinegar and basil olive oil. Then sprinkle with lavender salt.

 

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I love the lavender salt so much I bought some lavender. I thought it would be good to add to salads since I use the lavender salt. Plus I want to make some lavender salt, I am almost out.

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Arugula
Mango
White onion
Balsamic Vinegar
Olive Oil
Lavender
Salt

 

A couple of handfuls per serving. Cut up a mango (you can use one for two servings or one PER serving) – depends on how much fruit you want per serving. Just like the plum. Grind the lavender up a little bit. Chop up some white onion (about 1/4 a cup per serving).

Put the arugula in a bowl with the cut up mango. Mix in the chopped onion. Drizzle with the Balsamic Vinegar and olive oil. Then sprinkle with crushed lavender and salt.

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I love the sweetness of the fruit with the spiciness of the rocket.  Then the layer of gentle sweetness from the lavender is so nice.  There is also the little kick from the onions.  I didn’t think I would like onions and fruit, but it turns out I do.

So what do you add to your salad when you put fruit on the greens?

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Icy Feet

Posted by terrepruitt on July 21, 2015

It has been really hot here.  Now, if you want to comment and tell me how hot it has been in your area, cool.  In our area, the older homes don’t have air conditioning.  We really don’t need them.  Not really.  I mean when it is hot here is usually cools down at night.  With fans and open windows most people can get the house cooled down. But there are usually a few times a year when the night does not cool down.  If the temperatures don’t drop at night then we don’t have our natural air conditioner and then it makes the next day really hot.  And sometimes it is very hot, too hot to sleep.  Well, I wrote a post a couple of years ago in July on how I was able to cool down enough to sleep.  Although that method works GREAT for me, I won’t do it.  Right now when we are all trying to take super short showers, I am not going to use that method.  It involves taking a quick rinse to let the cool water cool me off, then not drying off.  That is more water than I want to use.  But, that is not to say I am not using water to cool me off.  But the water I am using in my current cooling off method is a lot less.  I am using ice.  I put a handful of ice in a sandwich sized zip lock and put it at the end of the bed.  Ahhhh.

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Sometimes you might even be able to FALL asleep, but then wake up because it is too hot.  Well, with that bag of ice there you can just wiggle your feet around onto the coolness and go right back to sleep.  Even as the ice melts it is usually cooler than the hot air.

Just like hot water bottles, I bet there is something out there being sold that would be like a baggie full of ice.  I know they have Chillows, which are ice packs you put on your pillows.  In fact, you can even use an ice pack for your feet, right?  I don’t want to because I prefer not to put my feet on ice packs I will be using in my coolers.  Even though my feet are clean, I don’t want to do that.  I could have a designated “foot” ice pack, but, the baggie is easier.

Then after the ice has melted, I use it to water my plants. So that is my current method for keeping cool, how about you?  What do you do to keep yourself cool?  How do you help yourself stay cool enough to sleep?

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