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Re: But it's a DRY heat...


This recipe is from Utah!?? However, without proportions, I wouldn't  
dare try to mix it!

Cathy, west central IL, z5b

On Jul 19, 2006, at 6:10 AM, james singer wrote:

> How about this from Cheers to You, 315 S Main St, Salt Lake City, UT--
>
> "Pretend you're in the bayou and order the Swamp Cooler, a law-busting
> blend of vodka, gin, rum, triple sec, lemon-lime, ginger ale, and
> beer."
>
> Might want to chase it with an Alka-Seltzer.
>
> On Jul 18, 2006, at 9:21 PM, Theresa W. wrote:
>
>> well- then that is you new mission.  Find out what is in a swamp
>> cooler for us, sample it, and let us know if it is worth  
>> concocting at
>> home!
>>
>> Theresa
>>
>> james singer wrote:
>>> Nearly every town in Florida has a saloon named Swamp-something or
>>> something-Swamp, so I wouldn't be surprised to find a beverage  
>>> called
>>> "swamp cooler."
>>>
>>> On Jul 17, 2006, at 8:40 PM, Theresa W. wrote:
>>>
>>>> If someone hasn't invented such a drink yet, they should have.   So
>>>> Zem-  what would you put in your concoction???  You may just start
>>>> the next trend!
>>>>
>>>> Theresa
>>>>
>>>> Zemuly Sanders wrote:
>>>>> I don't know what a 'swamp cooler' really is, but it sounds  
>>>>> like an
>>>>> alcoholic drink from AL, MS or LA.
>>>>> zem
>>>>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Donna"  
>>>>> <gossiper@sbcglobal.net>
>>>>> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
>>>>> Sent: Monday, July 17, 2006 6:39 PM
>>>>> Subject: Re: [CHAT] But it's a DRY heat...
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>> It is a hundred plus and you are going hiking? Yipes, I can't
>>>>>> stand to
>>>>>> be outside at all in this weather as our heat index was over a
>>>>>> hundred
>>>>>> today. (granted mine is humid air, but still!)
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> And may I ask what is a swamp cooler?
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Donna
>>>>>>
>>>>>> ----- Original Message ----
>>>>>> From: Johnson Cyndi D Civ 95 CG/SCSRT
>>>>>> <cyndi.johnson@edwards.af.mil>
>>>>>> To: "gardenchat@hort.net" <gardenchat@hort.net>
>>>>>> Sent: Monday, July 17, 2006 12:25:52 PM
>>>>>> Subject: [CHAT] But it's a DRY heat...
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> I didn't get a lot done outside this weekend, that's for sure. It
>>>>>> was 109 on
>>>>>> Saturday and 105 on Sunday. We're not supposed to get out of the
>>>>>> 100s all
>>>>>> week. My lab spent quite a lot of time lounging in his wading
>>>>>> pool, I almost
>>>>>> kicked him out of it so we could use it ourselves. Times like  
>>>>>> this
>>>>>> I miss
>>>>>> having a pool but I still don't miss the maintenance.
>>>>>> I did get out and check a lot of the watering, I thought some of
>>>>>> the stuff
>>>>>> was looking kind of wilted. I use those "leaky" hoses for my
>>>>>> vegetable
>>>>>> garden and they have a tendency to split as the season goes on.
>>>>>> Plus every
>>>>>> now and again a critter bites through looking for water. I did
>>>>>> find one hole
>>>>>> so I just wrapped it with tape and I'll replace it next season.
>>>>>> But the
>>>>>> plants looked a little wilted not because of non-water but  
>>>>>> because
>>>>>> it was a
>>>>>> million degrees out there. I gave them all an extra soaking and
>>>>>> that will
>>>>>> have to do for now.
>>>>>> The japanese garden seems to be getting hit a bit harder than the
>>>>>> rest. I
>>>>>> have some woolly thyme that is starting to die back and I'm not
>>>>>> sure if it's
>>>>>> the heat or not. There's another clump that gets more shade  
>>>>>> and it
>>>>>> looks
>>>>>> better, but you never know there might be other reasons for it.
>>>>>> The liriope
>>>>>> look a little stressed too. The japanese maple, poor thing, is
>>>>>> definitely
>>>>>> suffering - it was an experiment for this area so I don't have
>>>>>> great
>>>>>> expectations for it, but it's lasted so far. The hakon(whatever)
>>>>>> grass is
>>>>>> mostly hanging in there, one clump is definitely getting too much
>>>>>> sun but
>>>>>> the other two look pretty good.
>>>>>> I tied up the tomato vines too; the @#%% squirrels are  
>>>>>> climbing up
>>>>>> the cages
>>>>>> and breaking the vines.  I can't get rid of the squirrels but
>>>>>> hopefully this
>>>>>> will stop the breakage, and maybe provide more protection for the
>>>>>> tomatoes.
>>>>>> Speaking of the !*#% squirrels, something took off with the only
>>>>>> lemon on my
>>>>>> lemon tree. I'm ticked. I'm determined to have lemons but I don't
>>>>>> seem to
>>>>>> have the knack for growing them in pots. This particular tree  
>>>>>> is 3
>>>>>> years old
>>>>>> (I've killed a few others) and this year, for the first time, I
>>>>>> had a lemon
>>>>>> grow to get bigger than a quarter.  It was at least golf-ball
>>>>>> sized when
>>>>>> something chewed it off. Well...maybe next year.
>>>>>> I also went hiking very early Saturday morning, my friend I go
>>>>>> with has been
>>>>>> enthusing about our trips so we had a group this time. 5 people
>>>>>> and 7 dogs,
>>>>>> and we weren't the only ones up there. As more of the hills get
>>>>>> flattened
>>>>>> for subdivisions the area that's left is getting pretty crowded.
>>>>>> And I picked almost all the plums, got maybe 6 pounds or so. Not
>>>>>> sure what I
>>>>>> want to do with them - can't stand to be in the kitchen unless we
>>>>>> turn on
>>>>>> the real AC (not just the swamp cooler), but that really jacks up
>>>>>> the
>>>>>> electric bill, so making jam isn't high on my list. Maybe it's
>>>>>> back to my
>>>>>> old standby of fruit leather.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Cyndi
>>>>>>
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>>> Island Jim
>>> Southwest Florida
>>> 27.0 N, 82.4 W
>>> Hardiness Zone 10
>>> Heat Zone 10
>>> Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
>>> Maximum 100 F [38 C]
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