Cooling down recipes? Meaty cooling down recipes? When I first saw that we would be sharing recipes to help cool you down, my first thought was watermelon salad, then it moved to Popsicles, and then a turkey sandwich. Random thinking isn’t it? After tossing around a few ideas I decided to share a favorite lunch recipe of mine. Not only is it great for lunch, but it really is fantastic for hot summer days or nights when a little “cooling” down is necessary.
It’s Memorial Day Weekend. That can only mean one thing. I am having a Three-Way. But before you throw your arms up in the air and call Jerry Falwell on me. Let me explain exactly what the Three-Way is and why I am so happy to participate in it year after year.
The Three-Way is a group of parties in Palm Springs. It started about 10 years ago with a small group of friends who own weekend places in the desert. This group liked to get together on the last weekend in May and have a casual party. Most of the people in this group close up their houses during the hot summer months. Meaning they would not see each other until the following winter.
Eventually this morphed into a bigger, more organized event. The homeowners acted as hosts to their friends. They’d invite as many people as they could squeeze into their houses to spend the weekend. The house guests would all become a team and were expected to throw a party for the other teams staying in the other two houses. The weekend included cocktail parties, pool parties and dinner parties– even a competitive paddle tennis tournament and water volleyball match up. Which explains the top right photo. It looks like that volleyball is heading straight for me. Hence the look of terror on my face. You don’t know competition until you are in the pool with a group of successful, attractive (well-built) gay men, each determined to be more fabulous than the next. Ahh, good times! Read More
Memorial day and summer is coming fast around the corner and with the great barbecues comes also lots of outdoor entertainment. However, spending $100s of dollars sprucing up a balcony or backyard may be out of reach and seem stupid to many, including myself. Read More
This is a great side for any kind of cook-out you’re having this Memorial Day. It’s creamy from the coconut milk and has a little burst of heat from the Sriracha. Read More