I haven't posted for quite a while but Bilby and I keep in touch and she keeps me updated and thought I would drop in again.
I know most of you are going through a severe cold snap at the moment but today according to the Weather Channel we are officially the hottest place on the planet ... apparently even hotter than the Sahara Desert! and wouldn't I love to be sitting on a great big mound of snow at the moment....
In Queensland we have devastating monsoonal cyclones, thunderstorms and rainfall which have flooded two major cities, in Victoria we have 30 bushfires, 9 are burning out of control, which have already killed 30 and they expect this number to raise to 40+, and in NSW where I am we are sweltering in 45 degree heat (110 fahrenheit) with 11 out of control bushfires across the State with 90 km winds expected between 5 and 9 pm tonight. I am sitting inside where the air conditioning has been running since lunch time yesterday. Adelaide and Perth are not much better - Adelaide has not had a day under 40 for the past 7 days and Perth where Bilby is, is now starting to climb back up again after a couple of days of cooler north easterlies.
To go to the beach, you have to run from the car to the water because the sand is too hot even with footwear on.
I have been looking up a lot of salad, cold soup and ice cream recipes as you can imagine.
We are a sunburnt country here but our sweeping plains are either under water, on fire or are that dry at the moment that we can't grow anything.
I would love any recipes or suggestions for for cold foods that you love that could pass the time in the airconditioning!!!