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Thursday, 25 June 2020

Keep Cool !

Just as forecast our midweek temperatures have been HOT! Up to 32 Celsius has been recorded phew! I must admit I'd rather it be 23 Celsius, but whatever temperature the weather brings we just have to cope as best we can.

Staying hydrated in warmer weather is important, and for me you just can't beat a nice cool drink of water … perhaps with a slice of lemon in it. I keep a jug of cooled water in the fridge, remembering to keep it topped up as necessary.  


Our choice of foods can also help keep us cooler and hydrated. Choices like cucumbers, green peppers, tomatoes, watermelon, strawberries, papaya, grapefruit, butternut squash, cantaloupe and radishes to name a few.

A summer thirst quenching favourite choice could be a watermelon pizza
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Of course, not all foods mentioned above may be liked, or indeed suitable for all, so please bear in mind any food allergies, health conditions and with grapefruit, for example, care should be taken if on certain drugs.

On a personal note I am including cucumbers, peppers, tomatoes, radishes and strawberries in my menu plan, melon is nice too ... how about you?

All the best Jan

35 comments:

Tom said...

...the watermelon pizza looks cool.

Catarina said...

Watermelon pizza! Great idea.

Margaret D said...

That is nice temperature at 32 deg C, but it's also getting towards hot.
Keep cool.

Valerie-Jael said...

Looks good. I just had yogurt with fresh strawberries for lunch, yummy! Valerie

R's Rue said...

Yum

baili said...

32 is just perfect for us dear Jan as we are having here around 50 Celsius :)

melon and lemon are included in our diet in daily biases
best wish for you days ahead my friend!

Christine said...

The watermelon looks so refreshing!

Sami said...

The watermelon pizza looks very refreshing :)

eileeninmd said...

Hello,

I like watermelon but not on a pizza. The tomatoes, peppers and strawberries all sound great! Have a great day!

eileeninmd said...

LOL, I just checked out the pizza recipe, it is good.

Martha said...

I love that watermelon pizza!

Thickethouse.wordpress said...

Looks delicious! I love the longer hours of daylight but am not so fond of the heat! These are good ideas...I drink a lot of sun tea.

CJ Kennedy said...

I like that watermelon pizza

Shari Burke said...

Mint water is also very refreshing :-) The watermelon pizza looks delicious.

DUTA said...

For those who love fruit, like me, any fruit can be refreshing.
Cold water and cold soda water are my favorite cooling beverages.

Elephant's Child said...

I am glad not to be heading into summer. And am STILL drinking lots of water.
Stay cool, stay hydrated, stay safe.

happyone said...

Love watermelon but I think I like it best plain.
Our summers don't get very hot here by me. Most of the time it feels like one long spring.

Rose said...

I would love to have a watermelon that was as good as one my brother gave us one time...I have always liked watermelon okay, but that one I loved.

sandy said...

that pizza looks divine.

well, we have been making deli sandwiches at home the last two nights. sour dough bread, sliced turkey breast, roma tomatos, red onions, spinach leave, mayonnaise with garlic and onion powder and a slice of provolone on top. It's yummy! We aren't that hot here in the mountains so I'm happy about that.

hope you find cool places literally.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Thankfully, I have air conditioning, because 32 C is lower than I experienced today. Nicely prepared summertime treats, though.

peppylady (Dora) said...

Wondering if I could do this cantaloupe. Not a water mellon.

dellgirl said...

Cold bottled water flavored with a packet of Crystal Light Lemonade Powder is my go-to drink...after plain cold bottled water (the Mister keeps plenty on hand for me/us). That watermelon pizza looks so delicious! Thanks for the idea.

Wishing You a Happy & Safe Weekend, my friend!

Iris Flavia said...

Hot tea over here, with ginger/fresh mint and such :-)
What I find difficult this year: Fruits are horrible. My strawberries were sour, the water melons we bought so far not sweet, raspberries, sour...

Victor S E Moubarak said...

Watermelons are annoying because of the pips. I'm afraid I might swallow them and they grow inside me.

God bless.

mamasmercantile said...

It would be nice to reach those temperatures...20 is our hottest day so far.

Conniecrafter said...

I am lucky I love to drink water, I know there are many that don't care for drinking water alone. That watermelon pizza looks delicious and just perfect on a hot day!!

JFM/Jan said...

I have had the watermelon pizza before and it is so yummy!
Stay Safe 🌷

Sue said...

Ooh I love watermelon, but I thought this was a cheesecake, so just this once it disappointed me lol. Take care and have a very happy weekend, Sue xx

https://linsartyblobs.blogspot.com said...

That looks very refreshing

NatureFootstep said...

seems to be hot all over the globe. In Sweden too :(

Jenny Woolf said...

That watermelon pizza is pretty. I was also thinking "smoothies" looking at your list of suitable veg.

Lee said...

This looks so very inviting. I might just have to accept the invitation!!

Snowbird said...

Oh, that watermelon pizza looks delicious!xxx

Sandra Cox said...

What a 'cool' idea.

Bob Bushell said...

The best to eat whatever's the weather like.