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Archive for August 1st, 2010

Spinach report

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The fresh spinach in Whole Foods might come from around here—Monterey County is primarily agricultural, and I believe spinach is one of the crops. In any event, it is incredibly fresh: the leaves are stiff and crunchy and incredibly soft and sweet when cooked.

I buy a bunch, use a knife to cut off the roots, dump the leaves in a sink full of cold water, rinse thoroughly, and then take up the leaves, give them a shake, and cut them up with scissors into a pot. A splash of water, cook covered for 20 minutes or so, and I eat the entire bunch.

It comes to mind because I’m going to get some more.

Written by Leisureguy

1 August 2010 at 11:10 am

Weather report

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Living on the Monterey Bay brings foggy mornings in the summer, but also cool temperatures: I often have to turn on the heat in the morning or late afternoon to kill the chill, and around 3:00-4:00 a.m. the last few days I’ve had to pull the duvet up: a blanket by itself isn’t enough, even if it’s an Outlast blanket. (The duvet—and my mattress pad—are also Outlast.)

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1 August 2010 at 10:17 am

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