Sunday, July 24, 2011

Heat Waves - IFB project #6

The new IFB project is about the heat wave. The question is: what do you do to escape the heat?
Well, the straight answer is - nothing. This year we had about 3 days of real heat, and we are in Central Italy, in July!

But I have accumulated years of experience, having lived in Rome too, so here's what I do:
  • Always have water with me. Always!
  • Avoid eating heavy, greasy foods. They don't settle well with me during summer. I usually have something that doesn't require much cooking, mostly in the form of salads. Pasta, or rice, or meat, or fish salads. I should do a summer salad series on my cooking blog, whenever I remember to take pictures of my dinners...

  • Eat lots of beautiful summer fruits! They'll show their goodness on your skin too!

  • Wear light pretty dresses and skirts! (I am lucky I can wear tank tops even at work, since I have to wear a lab coat and nobody is seeing my clothes...)

  • Ice cream!
  • When it's really hot I put my feet in a bowl full of water and ice cubes. It's really refreshing.
  • And I use some refreshing gel on my legs.
  • As soon as I can, I go to the beach! Never in the hot hours though. And I spend a lot of time in the water if it's really hot.
  • My drink of choice, besides water, is cold white wine.
Note - I drink wine about two or three times a week, and less than half a glass. Too much alcohol will make you suffer the heat more.


Marta from With Love... said...

It is so over 38 degrees in Toronto and impossible to be outside for more than 10 minutes. I definitely agree, water is the best source to beat the heat :)

♥ Marta from With Love...

taimitogetdressed said...

I have been drinking cold white wine a lot too! Just a glass to cool down and beat the heat.


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