Saturday, November 9, 2013

Spicy Hot

Last week's CSA box included a nice Napa Cabbage (Won Bok). Coincidentally, Sandee and I had just visited an Asian Market in SLO and I brought home a spice package to make Hawaiian Kim Chee. We haven't tried the finished product yet since it needs to sit awhile to develop it's full spicy-hot flavor. I'm looking forward to making Kim Chee Fried Rice with the eggs we're getting from The Peeps.

Over the last several days our photovoltaic system was installed and right now we're making electricity. Solarize SLO was a group purchasing program offered this summer to go green. We signed up and now that we've solarized our all electric house I'm looking forward to a whole lot of cooking and baking over the long dark days of fall and winter.

Yesterday, our friend Jerry and family were ready to evacuate from a wildfire behind their house. Luckily the conditions were right and the fire burned away from their home. Cal Fire were in "full wildland dispatch" and used ground crews, helicopters, and air tankers to control and contain the Toro Creek Fire. Scary. We haven't had enough rain to quench the dry landscape so we still need to keep up the fire vigil.

Our Bone-Dry Vista