Once again the South is under a severe heat advisory. We will approach ninety degrees today and for the weekend. The parks are filled with families having fun in the cold mountain streams. The prime picnic tables fill up early in the morning. Rescue worker are busy indeed rescuing people who do foolish and dangerous things. Like taking a two-year-old tubing on the river. Really?
Usually we have a significant cool-down at night. But last night when I took Lucy out at nine, it was still seventy-five degrees and muggy. Very unusual.
Lucy gets her morning run in very early. She is full of energy and runs like a puppy.
Here she comes on a recall.
Here she is running free. Leaping with delight and full of the joy of living.
And being a dog.
When she first returns from running, she drinks more water and then plops on the cool tile or hardwood floor. Then she heads for a nearby bed.
She stretches out to rest
And falls asleep. Who knew she would love that bone pillow so much?
I'm going to take an unusual turn and give you a favorite recipe. We eat a lot of baked or grilled fish and crabcakes, especially in the summertime. The recipe comes from Paula Deen and is especially good now that we have fresh dill and parsley growing in our herb garden.
1 cup mayonnaise (I strongly recommend Dukes or Hellmans or homemade)
1/4 cup buttermilk
2 TBSP fresh chopped dill
1 TBSP fresh chopped parsley
1 tsp lemon zest
2 tsp fresh lemon juice
1 clove garlic, minced
seasoned salt to taste
Whisk all ingredients and put in small bowl. Cover and refrigerate. Sauce will thicken in fridge. Serve with any kind of fish. It's refreshing and yummy.
This week's quote comes from Russell Baker, journalist and Pulitzer prize winner:
What power you have to make us suffer and like it."
HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEKEND, EVERYONE!
STAY SAFE AND DO SOMETHING FOR OTHERS