Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Summer treats

Hot days have heralded the arrival of April and we can look forward to more of these hot and humid days ahead after what seemed to be a relatively cool March. While there have been no alarms yet regarding water levels in reservoirs in Luzon, it is expected that somewhere, sometime there will be a water shortage. This is likely due to a bad water supply management considering all the water we usually get during the wet season.

The summer months of April and May, however, are the best times to go out and enjoy the outdoors. The beaches are sure to be full of people and expect many to flock to the cooler cities of Baguio and Tagaytay to get some respite from the heat. Ice cream and halu-halo will be very popular but summer is usually the time for fruits including natural coolers in watermelon (pakwan), cantaloupe (melon), and honeydew. We, of course, enjoy traditional favorites in mangoes, bananas and kaimito, which is currently in season. We are thankful that we can enjoy such treats during the summer months.

Ripe mangoes, lakatan and latundan bananas, and kaimito


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