Oh my goodness it is hot hot hot. Humid, hot and sticky.
On Friday morning I was up very early as the upstairs of my house is particularly hot so I went downstairs and opened doors and windows, seeking an elusive draught. I also wanted to start work early so I could finish early as I had a tennis match planned for 5pm.
Despite the heat lunch involved some cooking as a lot of the produce ready in my garden needs to be cooked. The rocket has gone a bit woody and been attacked by black fly so I added it to a stir fry with beans and courgettes I picked. This was absolutely delicious and I will make it again. Veggies stir fried with wholewheat noodles and chicken in a mildly spiced satay sauce. Garnished with basil which goes really well with it. I was so hot in the afternoon I had to bail on my tennis match and hopefully we can reschedule or we are out of the local club tournament.
In the evening I went over the road to Marion and Colin’s for an impromptu BBQ which was technically not a BBQ due the wasps who have made a nest in the BBQ! The men and children played tennis. We girlies chatted. We had to eat inside due to a splendid storm. The clouds were fascinating to watch and when the rain came it brought lightning which was extraordinary as it seemed to be all around us. We had a really good view of it all as we ate our supper.
I completely over ate and drank. Crisps, cheese and chocolate were devoured along with a Magnum ice -cream and far too much wine and whisky. I felt very rotten this morning when I woke up!I didn’t manage to eat anything for a very long time. For lunch I made another stir fry with this lot from the garden; the familiar broad, green and purple beans, courgette and Swiss Chard. I parboiled the beans. Cooked up with red pepper, onions and Thai basil and served with egg and soy sauce. Very tasty. Supper was a very simple affair, eaten from the tray in front of the telly with the Little Fella.
Another glass of water, an early night and I should be back to normal tomorrow. Now if the humidity and heat could just reduce slightly, I would be ever so grateful.