Wednesday, July 13, 2011
HEY! We needed some of that rain...
...the temps have been around a hundred for several days and things are drying out like crazy. Had a big rash of storms move through here yesterday and we didn't get a drop of rain up here. WTH ??? I was 15 miles south, and it was like a monsoon. It just isn't fair....lol
But at least things cooled off. It's only supposed to hit 86 today. And that sounds like heaven. lol
I have been up early, got some laundry going, sprayed the squash, checked the peppers and started nipping the beans for canning. There's probably no way I'll get any canned today, but they'll be ready for tomorrow morning when I have the whole day off. I keep stalling...and now I have to leave in 4 hours, so....at least I don't have to make supper for the Irishman, as he has a meeting that he has to run to directly from work. Sierra Club stuff.
Yesterday I made him a potluck dish for the meeting he had...sheesh....I forgot about it til the near last minute. Made a cooked summer garden salad..red potatoes, 2 kinds of summer squash, fresh picked green beans, tomatoes (all steamed tendercrisp and then thrown into ice water to cool quickly), cucumbers, fresh basil, garlic, onions...all doused with a tarragon vinegar and olive oil dressing, accented by sea salt and cracked black pepper. It was awesome. I added a can of garbanzo and a can of kidney beans for the protein factor, too. So it was actually a full meal...
Blogger just lost most of this post. Dammit. Arrgghhh It wasn't saving.
I'm outta here. Got laundry calling my name.