Keeping Cool

Is it hot where you are?  It’s been brutally hot here.  We’re keeping cool by dipping into the ocean, into pools, having water gun fights.  Some of us are devouring our own weight in watermelon, others (ahem) are quietly turning into iced green tea addicts. Listening to The Graveyard Book again in the car — my favorite audio book ever — helps create a few chills, too.

I’m having lots of fun with this, too.  I bought it on sale last year, and this year I sprang for the tool kit, which is completely unnecessary but awfully fun.  We’ve made chocolate pops, lemon-lime pops, and various juice flavors, but my favorite is this recipe from Orangette.  I’m thinking about trying green tea and honey (the kids say yuck!) and after the kids are in bed I might try my hand at a few adult recipes I’ve come across.   How are you keeping your cool?Zoku Quick Pop Maker

Liz Michalski


  1. vaughnroycroft on August 7, 2012 at 11:11 am

    So happy to report a recent cool-down in the Great Lakes region, Liz! 80-ish by day and 60-ish by night. We actually pulled up a blanket early this morning. Lake Michigan was steaming when we went down to the beach this morning (it’s about 75, air was 58).

    I’ll do my best to send this weather your way! Have a fabulous rest-of-summer!

    • liz on August 8, 2012 at 8:26 am

      Your wish must have worked, Vaughn — yesterday was so much more comfortable. I and my family thank you. : )

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