Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Sticky Weather

From whence this humidity doth come? This is the Pacific northwest, not the Midwest or east. We have had several weeks of hot and dry weather, and last night's light rain presented a wonderfully cool morning. But it appears to be sticky again... perhaps due to a forecast of a thunderstorm, another anomaly for this area.

The 80 degree temperatures we have been experiencing has caused the garden to grow leaps and bounds and requires a daily check. Yesterday we gathered parsley, cilantro, broccoli (we're having friends join us for dinner this evening), and a few more Texas Sweets, as we eat them up in no time and they still require thinning.

Unintended was the gathering of beets... the leaves had grown 6-8 inches in a matter of days and several had already begun going to seed.

For now, it's back to the kitchen: I am trying a new recipe, courtesy of Rick Bakas http://rickbakas.com: a marinated grilled Flank steak with a Chimichurri sauce, an Argentinian recipe from his father-in-law. Besides, we have not yet selected which wine we will have.

We'll let you know how it goes.