A perfect Happy Hour calls for a Perfect Manhattan. Don't forget the cherry!
We anticipate that this wicked heat wave will pass soon so the usual stifling swamp conditions can return. Staying inside with the doors firmly sealed and the A/C blasting is the only solution. Here, I'm doing a welfare-check on the poor hibiscus from the climate-controlled comfort of the living room.
|Be afraid. Very afraid.|
On a positive note, there is one good thing about summer in the Deep South. The best tomatoes on planet Earth!
Last week John discovered Asian ground bean sauce.
Holy Moly, is it good! Add it to stir fry for a depth of flavor that will blow your mind. We've tried it with both beef and chicken so far.
My favorite chef.
In an effort to keep the house cool, I made cowboy potatoes for our weekend grill. Remember this old camping recipe?
Place sliced spuds and onion on a sheet of aluminum foil. Top with some thin slices of butter, salt, pepper, and rosemary.
Wrap tightly in the foil and cook on the grill for about 20 minutes, until the potatoes are tender.
Great with a side of stir-fried garlic beans and grilled rib-eye.
BTW, for new folks who come here to read a blog about a girl who travels the U.S. in her camper van …. stay tuned. I’ll be leaving in less than 3 weeks for a grand Summer/Fall adventure.
Ahhhh, it feels 20 degrees cooler just looking at that web photo!