If you’ve been keeping up with the news, you probably will have read about the many many fires we’ve been having in western USA. At first it started with mainly the Bay Area (and luckily that huge fire – 396,000 acres – nearest us has been contained).
But there are still very many huge wildfires in Northern California, now also in Oregon and Washington. And it’s been scary to read of the many communities that have been destroyed, the lives lost. We had that one weird Thursday of apocalyptic skies, waking up to an orange glow that never went away all day.
Lights were on all day because we couldn’t see the sun, which was blocked by both the wildfire smoke and the marine layer that trapped it. The skies haven’t been orange since then but the air quality has been horrendous. Our windows are always closed, the air filter running, but I still wake up with a scratchy throat.
Well, we didn’t do much last weekend. But the kids and I made chocolate chip cookies.
I felt like having steak and wine so we shared a ribeye (which I butter basted), also grilled some asparagus and baby potatoes.
Some spicy beef noodles we had for takeout on Saturday.
The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires – Grady Hendrix
We just got HBO Max and so I can finally watch HBO series like Westworld and Game of Thrones.
The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
A slice of homemade banana cake – it’s more of a Southeast Asian style banana cake, very light
Assam Calcutta Auction tea from Lupicia
You Brought me the Ocean – Alex Sanchez and Julie Maroh
Dirt – Bill Buford