PASSION... is not what's making me BURN.
DESIRE... is not what's making my heart POUND.
SEX... is not what's making me sweat PROFUSELY.
SO, what is it?
A MENOPAUSAL HOT FLASH! Combine it with the infernal
heat of a Georgia summer, and you feel like disappearing from the face
of the earth....However, because I am not a magician and can't go "PUFF"
into thin air, I call upon my Spanish wisdom to help me fight this battle
of the flashes...and a few minutes later I remembered how people
cool down in the hot summer months in Spain!
I got up from the coolest place in the house, the dinning room floor,
ran to the kitchen to frantically opened the fridge, stuck half my body in,
and search for red, ripe tomatoes....
Aha, found 3 lbs. of juicy ones...Now ....cucumbers.
Let there be a couple of cucumbers!
Fantastic, two medium or one large...will do!
and garlic....then, got the rest from my cabinets. Olive oil,
vinegar, salt, a slice or 2 of day old bread. Ok, maybe older...
who cares if it's hard as a rock as long as it doesn't
have mildew...it's alright!
Now, as a new hot flash is about to hit...I vent my frustration
on the tomatoes and chop it quickly into small pieces...
Please...everyone stay away...I have a hot flash and a knife in
my hand.. not good...I have to throw myself on the cool dining
room floor again!!!
A few minutes later....
"It's OK, everyone...it's going away", I inform my family as I get up.
Back in the kitchen I add about 1/2 a small green pepper, 1/2 a small
onion chopped , 3 cloves of garlic 1/3 cup olive oil, 1/3 cup vinegar,
1 cup water and salt to taste.
No, it can't be!!!!!!!! AAAAGGGHHHHH.....it's hitting again!!!!!! I feel
like beating it all to a pulp with my hands...but I must finish this...so I
grab my "whatever you call it" and beat it until smooth. You can use a
blender or a food processor.
COMPRENDE? And, now I can put it in the fridge OR put in a glass
with some ice cubes and drink it...
I think I will do both!!! Have some now....and later I will have it as a cold
soup and will add some chopped tomatoes, peppers, and cucumbers as a
garnish. Oh, some croutons go well too!!!
NOW WHY DIDN'T I THINK ABOUT THIS BEFORE!!!!!!