Sunday, May 18, 2008

Weekly Winners Sunday 5/18/08

Weekly Winners because Lotus is awesome.

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OK, first, before I get on with pictures from this week, I need to set something right. Apparently I confused some folks last week when I posted this picture saying "Cheap Gas":
I didn't post the ones that went with it, but if I had, it probably would have made it more clear that I was joking and that this is a gas station that has been closed for a long time, as in at least since whenever it was that gas was actually $1.75/gallon.

These are the two you didn't see that kind of round out the scene for better clarity:

Now onto this week where it went from highs in the 50's on Monday to 90's by Friday. I do not have air conditioning. Just saying.

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What I Ate When It Was Too Hot
To Cook

Lemony Black-Eyed Pea and Cilantro Salad (go eat this today, right now, really, you must!)
Maggie's Stuffed Tomato (yes, my own recipe, which is rare)Cottage Cheese. Peaches. Together. I'd link to a recipe, but it's that easy.

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Hotin theKitty

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It's gonna be 90 what??


I'll surely (and cutely) melt (your heart).


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GettingToo HotTo Focus

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Smart Kitty Trading Up from Floor to a Window Seat in the Welcome Evening Breeze
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How I Escaped the Heat
My already jacked up ankle didn't do so well with all that...
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...excessive shopping in the air conditioned Target to escape the heat.
But ankle/foot pain was totally worth it because of my awesome shopping finds, one of which is this:

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A cutesy ice cube tray filled with coffee leads to cutesy coffee ice...
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...and cutesy coffee ice is the perfect thing to add to an iced coffee on a hot day. (To make: I just brew strong coffee, pour over plenty of ice, and then add either a flavored creamer or milk with a simple syrup - adding "coffee ice" keeps the coffee flavor strong all the way to the bottom and looks totally hot, or, um, totally cool).

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26 comments:

  1. mmmm coffee ice. Now that my dear is a very good idea..

    the stuffed tomato looked really nice as well. cheers Kim

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  2. Oh the kitty and the coffee! I love your photos everyweek!

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  3. No air conditioning? Say what? That is crazy! BYW, what is the tomato stuffed with?
    Diva

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  4. That coffee ice is such a great idea!!! I love it, I love the shape of those ice cubes too! Great pictures again this week, my favourite is the kitty paw!

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  5. Dude, you are so hot (I mean in the sexy, way), it's not even funny. I bet Tom melted when he saw those self p's of you. WOW!

    The food looks awesome, as usual, and I just love the idea of coffee ice. Gotta try that.

    Oh and you need a French Press, or do you have one?

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  6. Great pics! I might even be inspired ebough to make my own iced coffe instead of paying five dollars at Starbucks! Thanks!

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  7. That coffee ice looks really good and the perfect thing for a hot day!

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  8. You are the ultimate multi-tasker!! I love getting pictures, a story, recipes, and coffee ice tips in one blog!!

    You rock and stuff!!

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  9. love the ice coffee, looks so yummy!

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  10. I love the stories that go with your photos every week. I really like the look of the coffee ice!

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  11. Great pics again this week but my favs are the kitty ones ;) Your kitties are SO freakin' cute!!

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  12. I love the kitty foot. And coffee ice. SUCH a good idea!

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  13. don't we all wish gas cost only that much these days. your ice cubes are too cool!

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  14. coffee ice cubes?? awesome! totally awesome!

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  15. Iced Coffee and 1.75 Empty Gas Station for favorites this week!

    Thanks for visiting my site today. :)

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  16. OOOOH that coffee drink looks deeelish. I must try it. It's crazy hot here too. (Sorry, I do have air though).

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  17. Awesome pics! That iced coffee looks good. I think I will try it.

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  18. Love the kitties!
    And those coffee ice cubes are so cute!

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  19. You reminded me that there's a gas station in Waterloo that has closed long ago, but the sign is still up, and it says... $0.50!! (per litre, which would be around $1.98 a gallon).

    Also you mentioned you're hot and we have about 4ºC (39ºF) right now. Brrr.

    Have a great week, and thanks for dropping by!

    My post...

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  20. Oops. I was logged in with my son's account! It seems that he has been touching my computer... :-)

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  21. Now that last shot looks very refreshing!!!
    Great photos!

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  22. Sorry you had such blasted heat to deal with! That iced coffee sounds yummalicious! (Just made that one up for the occassion, like it?)

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  23. the cute coffee ice is fabulous! And the food... Oh my the food. I'm coming over for dinner- save me a place.

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  24. OMG where did you get those ice cube trays??!

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  25. Wow! nice! lovely ice cubes... coffeeeee!!!!!

    Happy summer!

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