We're wilting! We are in the midst of a week-long stretch of steamy, sultry weather. It was 85 degrees at 8 a.m. and is expected to get into mid 90s with dripping humidity making for a heat index of up to 115 F. But we have some strategies for keeping cool:
1. Find a shady spot.
2. Turn on a fan.
3. Get wet.
5. Eat light, healthy meals, such as a beet-greens-squashblossom garden salad and snow peas stuffed with cream cheese and herbs.
6. Drink plenty of liquids. The beverage that sustains us through hot summer days is limeade made with club soda, on the rocks with a sprig of bruised mint.
7. Remember it will be cold, cold winter soon enough.