I really, really hate summer. I hate sitting out in hot humid backyards and I don't do swimming. I don't wear shorts. I don't party in the outdoors in summer. My face turns indecently red in temperatures above 85 degrees. I am a miserable shrew when taken outside of an air conditioned environment.
We were lucky this year in that we really didn't have much of the typical hot, humid DC July. August has made up for that though. The last decent rain we had was June 26th so our rain barrel has been empty for a while. When I get home from work I barely have time to sip some wine before I'm out seeing that all those bloody pots have enough water. My fish, a four year old African Cichlid called "Fishie", hates summer too. His water temperature climbs to 84 during the day in our un-airconditioned (during a workday) house and he refuses to eat his dinner.
Friday night is take-out night in our house, and it's usually pizza, but tonight we decided to try Pho 14 a Vietnamese restaurant which has only been open a few months. The manservant rode his bicycle to get it so we didn't order any pho (soup) as I didn't think it would survive the bike trip home unslurped.
What we did order arrived home undisturbed in the poly containers and was delicious. I think we might try the pho next week…….
Red Marinated Pork:
Grilled shrimp vermicilli: