As if on cue, the sweltering summer heat has arrived, just in time for Holy Week. When I was much younger, I used to think that intense heat and Good Friday almost inevitably came hand in hand. Manila has had relatively balmy weather, extremely pleasant in fact, for most of the last few months, but the heat and humidity is here this week with a vengeance… We are out of town for a few days so things will be slow around here. I hope you have a safe and restful holiday and it will be back to regular posting in a few days or so. It’s been a crazy last two weeks — several trips on business down South, a month long saga of back and forth with our credit card company that will probably result in a week’s worth of credit card posts after Easter, new lechon dishes for the restaurant, an impromptu dinner with a food writer from the U.K., and a whole afternoon of baking cakes, cookies, brownies, etc. to bring to the beach!
These wonderful hydrangeas, in pale blue and purple (perfect for Easter) were purchased at a weekend market last Saturday but were so upset with the heat that they wilted just hours after I had harvested them. And no amount of soaking in cool water could revive them. Keep hydrated folks. :)