Yesterday it was 105f in the shade according to my fancy thermometer. The Betty Boop porch thermometer concured. Which has me wanting to introduce my new summer love; Shaved Ice. I ignored shaved ice for years. Guilty of food profiling, I thought it was just a fancy name for a snow cone. Snow Cones dissapointed me early on. Big chips of ice in a flimsey paper cup. The syrup quickly draining to the bottom and then out the end leaving you with tinted tastless little ice cubes. Being of wee frame size I have to count calories lest my butt suddenly inflate like an airbag. So yes, I am a food snob. If it does not make me produce little happy noises when eaten, I will not touch it. When its over 90f and you have a bench out of the sun, the delicate texture of shaved ice with sweet syrup is pure heaven. And there are like 87 different flavors to mix and match. Make room Slushie, Shaved Ice has come to town. So what's your favorite hot weather treat are there things out there better than shaved ice and slushies on hot days?
Updated: 1:41 PM GMT on August 15, 2007
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