That’s what NOAA Weather Radio is telling me this morning.
That was Mr. Big Food yesterday evening– positively giddy. He said this was his favorite time of year. Moussaka with homegrown eggplant. Stuffed green peppers. Fresh lemon cucumbers for the salad. Home. Grown. Tomatoes. What would life be without homegrown tomatoes? I cannot argue with his sentiment.
It’s almost like the weather folks are bored. No matter. Patio and outdoor kitchen are buttoned up except for a few plants on the picnic table. Bunkhouse is tidied up and ready to receive occupants should we have to bug out of the Big House. Frankly, I’m not seeing it. The low pressure of the
So I’ve been seeing these crazy numbers, having fun with them, but thinking they can’t possibly be correct– just like those 197 lightening strikes in the past 48 hours. But apparently it really does feel like 121 out there. I will not be engaged in any strenuous activity. Just for sh*ts & giggles, I took
Simmer down. I happened to watch the weather forecast on the television set with Mr. Big Food this morning. I kid you not, Joel said something like, “It’s July in Mississippi. You already know what I’m going to say.” And sure enough, we did. Hot. Humid. Heat Index over 100. The news is there’s a
en Record. Mississippi summer. 80 degrees before 8am.
Quiz: Which feels like feels worse? a) 90°F, 54% humidity, with heat index of 102° b) 84°, 84% humidity (and rising), with heat index of 96° The correct answer, boys & girls, is ‘b’. We had a passing shower.
Good morning. Independence Day is right around the corner.
97. Ninety-seven degrees on the Fahrenheit scale. Just letting you know.
Heat index. I told the Farm Hand he was not going to go to the fence line down at the bottom of the Pond Pasture to weed wack and chainsaw. There will be no heat exhaustion on my watch.
Originally posted late June, 2016. This was spectacular! I changed up the recipe– from Serve it Cold! A Cookbook of Delicious Cold Dishes (1968)– a bit and I’ll make note. The recipe makes extensive reference to fat– trimming it, skimming it. We just bought a half fully cooked smoked ham, like a Jeno turkey ham
Originally posted late June, 2016. This time I’ll use frozen stewed tomatoes and puree them in the blender. Created as a dodge for New York’s Sunday morning liquor laws, this zesty, pick-me-upper has become very popular on the brunch menu at the Rainbow Room. This recipe is from Serve It Cold! A Cookbook of
Heat index (HI) @10:23am is 94°. Mr. Big Food suggested that we call it a day outside. I feel like a wimp, but agreed. Turns out, some years back I spent three or four days thinking about the heat index and how it’s calculated. Here’s a tidbit. The HI was not even a thing until
It is 9:20am central time. It is 85°F. The heat index is 92°. Just letting you know. Wishing you all the best from Mississippi, Marica
Let the fragrant summer breeze,And the leaves of locust trees, And the apple-buds and -blossoms, and the wings of honey bees,All palpitate with glee,Till the happy harmonyBrings back each childish joy to you and me from “A Song of Long Ago,” in Riley Farm-Rhymes with Country Pictures by James Whitcomb Riley (1883)
A HUGE hit! Served with Tomato sambal and toasted pita. CURRIED CHICKEN AND GRAPE SALAD serves 6 3 cups diced cooked chicken 1 1/2 cup thinly sliced celery 1 cup green grapes 2 Tbsp. lemon juice 1 1/4 tsp. salt 1/4 tsp. black pepper 1 1/2 tsp. curry powder (use the best sweet curry you can
Mr. Big Food had a radical– and brilliant!– idea to beat the heat the other week: Cook up a big ol’ pot of soup outside on the turkey fryer. As you know, here on Farther Along Farm we love soup. Brilliant! That is Lentil Soup Barracho just getting started at about 5:45. This is a
To celebrate the arrival of that Southern Season known as Summer (as contrasted with Almost Summer which is almost over, and Still Summer which will not begin until September), I have chosen to prepare a cold supper for Marica Cooks Monday. We will begin with Bloody Mary Soup served in “well-chilled, salt-rimmed low high boy
Here’s another little tidbit about the Heat Index (HI). There are temperature and relative humidity levels beneath which the Heat Index cannot be calculated. The lowest temperature for which one can calculate HI is 80°; humidity, 40%. Thus… is a freaking lie. I can promise you that with a relative humidity level of 100% it does