Meanwhile, Back in Wisconsin: Enjoy Strawberry Watermelon Mojitos (via Baking with Basil) As You Beat The Heat This Week

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I saw this drink recipe on WordPress.com’s rave line-ups this morning, and I think that this is finger-licking (and sucking) good. Wisconsin is going to be sizzling all week, joining the rest of the nation in a record-breaking heat wave. People need to seriously chill out, and stay out of the sun, and take it easy. And why not take it easy in the late afternoon with some fruit drinks (chased with rum) that you can make yourself.   (Don’t just drink this cocktail, drink water.  Leave the rum out for the kiddies–or for yourself, load up on the ice cubes, and don’t do anything in the sun or get in the car after you drink a couple of these alcohol-laced babies, okay?  Alcohol dehydrates.) Oh, and using the word of a ex-boyfriend, sköl.

Strawberry Watermelon Mojito I’ve had so much fun trying new recipes that include watermelon.  Last summer I made this salad that completely shocked me at how good it was.  Lately, I’ve been enjoying many of these, not nearly enough of this, and most recently this mojito. I’m a fan of regular mojitos but this version was divine!  Maybe it was the fact that it was ridiculously hot outside and anything cold would have been refreshing, but it was G.O.O.D!!  The drink is smooth … Read More

via Baking with Basil

As always, from the National Weather Service:

Wisconsin Emergency Management said people should drink plenty of water, stay in air-conditioned rooms, stay out of the sun and check on relatives and neighbors.

Emergency management officials said children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances, and this is especially true during warm or hot weather when car interiors can reach lethal temperatures in a matter of minutes.

Officials said people should be on alert for symptoms of heat disorders. If you or someone nearby seems confused, lightheaded or weak, get them out of the heat.  They say that heat stroke is an emergency and people experiencing symptoms should call 911.

General symptoms of heat exhaustion include fainting, rash, fatigue and nausea. Skin may become clammy and moist or hot and dry. The onset of heat stroke can be rapid and may progress to life-threatening illness within minutes. If heat-related symptoms appear, immediate actions should be taken to reduce body temperature, officials said.

Take good care and above all, enjoy.

~ by blksista on July 18, 2011.

 
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