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The Dog Days of Fire Season

About a week after the Fourth of July we here in SoCal enterned into the Dog Days of Fire Season. I am now riding out the heat that should last well into October.
As a moderate pale green, I live without air conditioning in the house and car. Car – I don’t have the $$$ at any given time to refresh the old school freon. House – I don’t feel like paying for some SoCal Edison’s executive’s family August vacations to Alaska with a $350 electrical bill per month. I like our $23 / month summer electrical bill.
Scruffy is one unhappy hot pup. Ms. Jen is currently sporting a Marge Simpson-like hairdo in the attempt to be cooler, except it is not blue nor do I store my change in the updo.
But the backyard lemon tree is at its absolute happiest that I have seen it in the nearly four years that I have lived here, as it is bearing big, juicy lemons instead of bizarrely shaped lemons with no juice. This evening I plucked three lemons, juice still hot from the day’s heat, and made Sangriade.

Ms. Jen’s Sangriade:
The juice of 3 lemons
1/4 cup sugar (or more to taste)
Mix together in a jug or quart liquid containter. Shake or stir to dissolve the sugar.
Add 1/2 cup cold water
1 (750 ml) bottle of good red wine (pinot noir or cotes du rhone or Sangre de Toro or shiraz)
Shake again. Serve over ice.

Mighty tasty and refreshing.

One Response to “The Dog Days of Fire Season”

  1. jen's neighbor, david

    that does sound damn good. we dont have any AC in our house Jen, and youve seen it…I dont think I need to tell you that it is hot as hell…