Zurich, Switzerland La Quinta, California: Just another average day in the Coachella Valley. Mother Nature has given us a several-day reprieve from the record-breaking temperatures, and we are now in the "normal" temperatures (around 105°). We were up early and exercising before it became too hot. Interesting occurrence this morning: it was raining in the mountains just to the south of us. Raining so close, I could smell it. Sadly, the moisture never made it much over the mountains, and we remained dry (yet muggy) again all day. After working out, we once-again went for a dip in the pool. We are really enjoying this new routine.
Lunch (salad), taking delivery of an Instacart grocery delivery, DT putting-together a pool-towel drying rack, putting air in our car tires (apparently, our car does not like hanging-out - we never go anywhere - in an 120-degree garage, and the tire pressure has been dropping... or so said my app).
I bet, before heading out in search of food from our hotel in Zurich, we would have stopped in the lobby bar for a cocktail. No doubt, we would have been served some-sort of crunch-salty snack. Potato chips, perhaps?
After several days of meat meat meat, we had a vegan dinner... which often, in our house, is Taiwanese/Chinese food.
I had a bit of tofu (pronounced DOH-foo in Mandarin), and I had a bit of green beans. The two ingredients were sauteed separately, then joined together in a sauce consisting of sherry, soy, rice vinegar, sesame oil and a teeny bit of Taiwanese chili crunch.
Dear Readers: I am going to take a break from daily blogging. I have blogged every thing I have done/cooked/eaten since April 1st. FIVE+ months in a row, without missing even one day. It is getting to be a grind, and I honestly cannot even think of one more thing to cook. This blog will continue, probably way-too-often, but no longer daily.
The virus is seemingly non-ending, but my ability to write a daily column (while doing nothing) is over.
Until my next update, I remain, your needlepointing correspondent.