It's Summer in LA!! Which means a few things:
- It's about to get unbearably hot in the Valley.
- My A/C is probably going to break.
- I'm getting the heck out of here (again).
- It's #popsicleweek!
When I first moved to Los Angeles just under three years ago, I was not prepared for the unrelenting heat. Upon arrival at my tiny apartment it was about 3pm in the afternoon, in July, and all the windows had been sealed tight since the last occupants had moved out. I was floored by the warm air, and it took a long time to get used to. To make matters worse, I was under the impression that there was no a/c in the apartment, so I literally walked around naked most mornings as I adjusted to the heat (a deep apology to my room mate belongs here.) As I settled into my new life in LA I remember driving around the city, wondering if all the other apartments were as hot as mine. And I was seriously wondering if it was illegal to not provide central air when temperatures got so hot. I was being a real brat, tbh.
Being from the pacific northwest I was never much for heat, my body was used to cold, rainy days. Nothing like the sweltering dry heat of the San Fernando Valley, and I spent a good two weeks in essentially heat shock. After the first few days I noticed an old control unit for the central air in my apartment (only explanation as to why I missed it initially is that I was literally dying of heat stroke), all of the numbers and writing were rubbed off, so I made an educated guess and hoped for the best. Long story short, I ended up making the wrong choice and accidentally pumping heat through my apartment for about 1 week before I realized my mistake. Damn.
I'm much more used to the heat now, in fact I prefer it, but my a/c does routinely break right when the temperature starts to rise. Which means definitely no cooking/baking, and in turn makes for one sad little food blogger. So thankfully I'll be headed off on a work trip for the summer, where I'll be staying in a much nicer place that has brand new a/c units. I've got lots of recipes in the backlog for you, and I'm going to try and bake while I'm on the road as well. I'll also be active on my instagram! We'll make it through this summer!Read More