Wow this looks refreshing...

It has been SO HOT and muggy this week, and I have spent more than one sleepless night trying to figure out how to install air-conditioning in our hot-water-heated house (um...for free).  I was sitting here, sweating and complaining as per norm, when I opened the new Covet Garden and amongst the gorgeous photos of a very funky home I saw this recipe and thought of the ginormous watermelon in our fridge and the ginormous bunches of basil in our garden.  I tell you, if I weren't so damn hot I would get up and make this lovely concoction...

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  1. I agree.  It's 8 am and I want one....it's afternoon somewhere right?

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  2. Yum!
    i need to stitch up the zipper on my stroller baggage thing so i can bring home a watermellon!!

    Come visit! we have ductless air cons in our rad heat home! and a cool basement full of toys!!!!

    play date next week?

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  3. I feel your pain - I don't have air conditioning in my house either. Stupid old houses. My parents are actually planning some pretty big renovations so I'm pushing them to install some ductless A/C while they're at it. What's a few more grand right? Riiiiight?

    Also, I want that drink right now. 

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  4. barbara@hodge:podgeJuly 5, 2012 at 8:27 AM

    Mmmm...we have sun but can you believe it we wake up to 11C? The HEATER kicks in, in the morning. The joys of living out west.

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  5. That looks divine! I'd love to have a sip of that....here are some tips to keep your house a little more cooled... hope it helps! freshome.com/2007/06/25/tricks-keep-your-house-cool-this-summer/

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  6. We have the exact same A/C issue! I love our radiant heat and wouldn't give it up for anything but uuuuhg, so hot! We got a quote from a heating and cooling company for a new A/C system. Even for our teeny 600 square feet it would run us almost $10 000. The window a/c unit in the bedroom will just have to do...

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  7. It's true. So expensive! We do have a window unit too and sometimes it helps - but not much this past week!

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  8. Wow, a cooling blanket, what a neat idea! I wonder how it works? I know we close all the curtains I the house about 9:30 when the heat starts up to keep that hot sun out, and it makes a difference too.

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  9. You know, it's almost as bad out East - I have often worn fleece in the summer time along the coast. But the beautiful scenery makes up for it, doesn't it?? :-)

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  10. Hey, if you're doing the renos ANYWAY.... Why not throw in some air? :-)
    Also, you always need a drink. That's why we're friends.

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  11. Love. FYI, watermelon freezes beautifully and makes awesome smoothies, or slushy margarita-type drinks. That's how we deal with gigantic melons. Cube, bag, freeze.

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  12. These look so beautiful and delicate! And PERFECT for this week's heat.

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  13. Done and done (thanks mom).  Thanks for the suggestion Blake!  I was sure we would never make it through...

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  14. ARen't they lovely photos?  They had two other ice cube recipes in this issue of Covet Garden that looked yummy, but this one was so pretty...

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  15. I see I came at the perfect time:)  I'm always looking for a fun drink creation for the weekend.  Just popping over after seeing you at hodge:podge.  Look forward to following along with you!

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  16. Hooray - great to have you Carol!  Let me know if you make the drink, it looks sooo delicious. :)

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