Friday, 2 July 2010

Dog Day Afternoon

"Dog Days" (Latin: diēs caniculārēs) are the hottest, most sultry days of summer. The name comes from the ancient belief that Sirius, also called the Dog Star, was somehow responsible for the hot weather.

According to The Old Farmer's Almanac lists the traditional timing of the Dog Days as the 40 days beginning July 3 and ending August 11, coinciding with the ancient heliacal (at sunrise) rising of the Dog Star, Sirius. These are the days of the year when rainfall is at its lowest levels.

Menu for the evening

Ayam Percik Serai (Roasted Chicken with Spicy Coconut Lemongrass gravy)
Ikan Bakar (Grilled Tilapia with Thai Chili Gravy)
Beef Satay with Peanut Sauce Nasi Impit, Cucumber and Onion ~ courtesy of Sue Joshua
Balls from Heaven and Baked Potatoes ~ courtesy of Folake
Thai-styled Pineapple Cucumber and Coriander Salad
Pineapple Butter Rice

Homemade Nectarine Apricot Sorbet
Banoffee Pie

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