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Tuesday, August 1, 2006

Hot hot hot

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As comfortable as it is in my office, I know it's broiling out there, and time to head out. I actually got up early this morning to bake a shortcake one more time before it goes into tomorrow's Food section -- as an accompaniment to fresh blueberries. (I like to make all baked goods twice before publication.) This isn't as mad as it sounds. The kitchen isn't hot early in the day and if everything goes according to plan, the oven doesn't get lit again that day.

I once did a story on what people eat during heat waves. I laughed so much while interviewing on the phone that my office mates looked at me strangely. Several said they don't eat; they simply go to a multiplex movie theatre and eat popcorn and drink sodas. One couple told me they watch TV, eat pizza, and keep their feet in buckets of cold water, with lots of fans. And so on. Some things I couldn't publish in a family newspaper.

Posted by Sheryl Julian at 08:23 PM
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