Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Looking for Cool

The hot weather has been beastly.  I've felt so sorry for the people who have had no electricity due to the summer freak storms raging their way around the country.  No electricity means no fans, or AC...yikes!  We're supposed to get a cool spell soon, temps will drop about 15 degrees from 100 to 85, but most importantly, the overnight low will return to a cool and refreshing 60.

My lawn is very dry and yellow in spots, I only water it a little.  Everyday I water the potted veggies and the containers of flowers...they're holding up.  I make sure to have water in the drip pans under the pots because the birds, squirrels, chipmunks, and rabbits come to them to drink...they shouldn't have to suffer,  with the exception of one squirrel (I don't like him or her much) who keeps stealing my tomatoes just at the point of picking, eats half and leaves the other half for me.

I don't know about you, but when it's this hot, I lose all hunger for food...well, almost all.  I mostly fill up on water, with a little chilled wine to break the monotony.

Eating very light is all I can manage....so Summer Rolls it's been now for days.

Summer Rolls are like Spring Rolls, only made with rice papers and not fried or steamed.

The transparent sheets of rice are dipped in water for a few seconds until they become soft and pliable...not too long or they will tear apart.

Then,  fill them with anything cold and flavorful,   roll them up,  and eat.  Simple, right?

Of course, you must have a spicy and hot dipping sauce to complete this tasty meal.

 If you don't want to go to the bother of rolling it in a rice wrapper,  you can roll the food in a lettuce leaf.  When I'm in a hurry or get really lazy I do this!      Roll it up and plunge it all in your mouth.

Look here for more information for making Spring/Summer Rolls.

Here's a place to find lots of different dipping sauces....scroll to the bottom.

That's it for now....."try it, you'll like it", or so the saying goes.

Keep your cool,



  1. My husband LOVES these! I'm really going to have to start making them myself. Yours look like they turned out great :)

    1. Did you watch the video? They are so simple to make and you can use all sorts of ingredients. I hope you try making them...it'll please the Hubs and that's what you live for, right? ;)

  2. I'm so going to try this!!!! It never even occurred to me that these are possible to make!

    Summer rolls are the ultimate summer nibble. Light and delish! I'll let you know how mine come out. Be afraid.

    Thanks Mem! : )

    1. You'll love them! And, you won't have any trouble making these...they're easy. Enjoy!