We have precious few really hot summer days this far north of the equator. Many Swedes complains about this fact and wish for weather that is far from the chilly, drizzling rain and snow we usually have. Come late april and sunny weather, it’s not an usual sight seeing a Swede in shorts and a tank top in no more then +10C (+50F). But once the summer hit us like a truck, most of us are melting in the warmness of the sunlight and silently wishing for a cool breeze.
Today is such a day when the sun is mercilessly baking and it’s +27C (+80.6F) in the shade. Of course, Sweden like all places, have the full range of those who love this warm weather to those who don’t and everyone in between. I’m one of those that love the warm weather but I’m having problems with heatstroke and need to keep myself out of the direct sun as much as possible.
But I had to go to the grocery store and pick up some foodstuffs today. Without looking at the thermometer I put on jeans and a t-shirt, thinking that it couldn’t be that warm outside since the weather have been sunny the last week but not overly warm.. but oh boy, I was wrong. Luckily I wasn’t going to more then two stores so I was out and back home within the hour. Once home though I quickly had to change my clothes again since I was overheating something bad.
On days like these though I like to eat something cool and refreshing so once home I made fruit salad. We usually have fruit salad once or twice per year, depending on how many really warm days we have that summer. Now, fruit salad isn’t really considered decent food like a cooked meal, I know. But at least I have a hard time to eat when it’s too hot outside, whatever goes down on days like these are considered okay in my books.