4 Jul 2010


More participants here at Sarcastic Mom Weekly winners

This week my "Weekly Winners" are rather short and simple, we have a heat wave and the whole country suffers !

It's over 32 °C (almost 90 F !) We are not equipped at all for such a heat in our usually rather rainy and cool country. The Red Cross and other organizations are underway to supply homeless or old people with water !

The tent of my cat Arthur is the ideal cover against the bright light

I moved my little office on the partly covered patio. Otherwise I would sit in a dark house with all shutters closed to keep the heat out.

When it's hot like this we are not very hungry either, but salads of all kind are welcome.
That's what I prepared yesterday. I grilled zucchinis and red, green and yellow peppers with some herbs and spices.

cooked pasta, it looks like rice, but isn't

grilled shrimps

put all together with Balsamic vinegar and olive oil

and when it was ready it looked like this.

BTW I grilled and cooked EVERYTHING in my microwave, that way I didn't use one single pan or pot and it wasn't hot in the kitchen either and of course it went very quick.


Tara R. said...

Your salad look delicious!

Being from Florida 32C is normal for this time of year, but if you're to accustom to the heat, it can be oppressive.

I hope it cools off for you soon. (I love the tent you made for your computer.)

The Chair Speaks said...

Yes, I thought it was rice at first sight! The vegetables look delicious. Love the way you made good use of the tent you borrowed from your kitties! Hahaha! Very creative!

Kat said...

Love your new 'office space. Hope you can keep cool!

Maude Lynn said...

I love your little computer tent! That's a great idea.

Vlado&Toni said...

wow, that looks yummy.. that must be a very good microwave who could also grill ;) lucky you.. but you are right that way you don't stay in the kitchen at all!

love your little office.. good thing you have that patio covered, now you see how useful it is.

claudie said...

Yes, difficult to keep energy with a such temperature!!! Your cooking looks so yummy!!! You make me hungry, Gattina! I posted finally something on my blog! I'm on holiday since yesterday and it's the big comeback on the blogsphere! Juny is a busy month for teachers but now all is ok!

Anonymous said...

I love your computer tent and that photo of you is just WONDERFUL!!! How clever your setting. Now you've made me real hungry. :) Looks delish :)

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

Dinner looks delicious. I love the cover for your laptop

A Lady's Life said...

mmmmm looks delicious!!!
I made chicken noodle soup and houmous and it turned out very good.
Now I want to make liverworst with chicken livers. NOthing like home made.The little chopper I bought works so well and makes just enough for a meal.

Cecily R said...

That's WAY more cooking than I do when it'd hot, AND it looks delicious!!

Oh, and the computer tent? Brilliant!

Gledwood said...

Hi Gattina

No Iäm not learning Finnishö I thought I would entertain zou with mz German language kezboard setting.

Iäve not been bz because of this German blog that is taking so much of mz time ' trzing to write a foreign language. I donät know how zou do it.

For zour entertainment Iäm tzping this in mz new German Kezboard Setting. Now Iäm a touch tzpist, so I donät look at the kezs. And look at the results! Z where Y should be and lots of umlauts when I want apostrophes-etc!

But mz point was that I have never seen a tent for a computer before! Thatäs a big wow for me. Or was it reallz just Arthuräs house_

Lots of love from Gledwood

Donna said...

Clever use of the Cat Tent!

Ann, Chen Jie Xue 陈洁雪 said...

Your Arthur's tent for your computer is so funny. I hope you have some left overs. I am coming over for tea. Your food is so yummy and colourful too.

Maribeth said...

It's terribly hot here today too. I feel like a wet rag! I think a nap is in order!

Lifecruiser Travel Blog said...

Niiiice tent! I envy you that one! But we don't have that ho here at the island - we have the sea breeze here. Probably in Stockholm though. The food looks yummy!