A bit of a later post for me. This morning was filled with work. Ugh!
So yesterday the morning seemed ok - a little haze, but not bad and no odors. I hung two loads of wash on the line to dry. But...by 2 p.m. we could smell smoke. I got everything off the line before it smelled like a campfire (fortunately everything had dried).
Today I could still catch a whiff of smoke in the air when I first was up. However, the notice from our county states that the air quality is expected to improve throughout the day. Still, I have sheets in the washer and I think I will just put them in the dryer today.
The only time I picked up yarn yesterday was to take care of this:
Someone wears his hand knit socks daily - even in the summer - and it looks like his toenails might need to be cut a little more frequently. Ha!
It was a day of cooking though. First I did make the watermelon rind pickles. I'm not sure I will like them - will be trying them at lunch today. I used an Alton Brown recipe but skipped the Star Anise (since I didn't have it) and instead of Allspice berries (which I also did not have), I just threw in a little allspice. We shall see. There is also crystalized ginger in there which I love!
Next I made a cucumber-edamame-avocado-sesame seed salad to go with our dinner. Fletch didn't eat it because although he likes cucumbers, he does not like edamame or pieces of avocado (he loves guacamole, just not slices or chunks of avocado). Next time I would skip the avocado. I think adding that to salads is iffy at best (I'd rather have it as avocado toast or something). The dressing was good though - a mix of rice wine vinegar, sesame oil, honey, fresh ginger, soy sauce, and a few other things I can't remember.
Dinner was a dish I used to get for lunch years ago at a great little restaurant in Chadds Ford (unfortunately they have been out of business for years). You take a croissant, split it, top it with shrimp salad and a little cheese and then stick it under the broiler. I added fresh spinach as a bottom layer.
And then finally, after dinner I made a batch of blueberry muffins. When I stopped at the store on Wednesday to pick up something they had Strawberries and Blueberries on display - buy one and get one for $1. Not bad!
I ended up skipping breakfast today, so perhaps I will try one at lunch. I need to run out to the garden to pick some lettuce so I can make a salad for lunch.
After that, I hope to find time to pick up my needles - either knitting or stitching. Hope everyone is having a good Thursday.