maiking-hibuscus-teaDuring the great (first) heat wave of 2014, the team applies itself to understanding this weather event and how to cope with it.

Chef Mel Haynes from Culinetica shares some drink recipes to revive one’s soul during the heat and even protect your skin in the sun. The boys even made Mel’s Hibiscus Tea drink (well, a version of it) pictured here – video below.

Airconditioning expert, Jesse aka ThatAirConGuy, tells us how to keep our cool.

In Adelaide’s Yesterdays, Nigel explains why Adelaide is well situated to have more heat waves that most cities.

Plus we commemorate the late, Duncan MacGilvray, the man behind Two Dogs Lemonade and Longview Wines, by toasting Queen Adelaide with one of his top drops, the 2010 Yakka Shiraz.

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Show notes

Intro: Our original theme song is here, Adelaidee Hoo. Note, throughout the podcast we also use free sfx from for the harp and the visa stamp.

Shout outs: Too hot for shout outs this week.

South Australian Drink Of The Week: Longview 2010 Yakka Shiraz, Adelaide Hills. This is wine from the late Duncan MacGilvray’s vineyard – he died this week in Bali. Tasting notes.

Stories without notice: Steve: 1918 restaurant giving free meal CFS team after battling a fire in the Barossa – thanks to Grant Burge Wines for alerting us. Colin: Noting ‘paw’ behaviour among some dog owners in the heat.

Interviews: Jesse aka ThatAirConGuy on Twitter,  an Adelaide air-conditioning expert, about life in our ceilings. Chef Mel Haynes about cool beverages, pomegranate molasses, and rescuing fauna.

Stories From The Street: Nobody was on the street this week.

Adelaide Visa Council: Before the Council this week:

  • @SumenRai79 [No case to answer]
  • @PreciseMediaPR [No case to answer]
  • @XxKateTheTurtle [Visa granted]

Read this week’s judgements.

Adelaide’s Yesterdays with Colin: Nigel shared some facts and stories relating to Adelaide’s climate and natural potential for heatwaves.

Brett’s Musical Pilgrimage: Plan B with Sandpaper Sally.