The roach is gone. You guys should have seen how brave I was. I got the killer spay and got REALLY close – like 3 feet! – and sprayed and sprayed. But he just kept twitching and running in circles. I hate to see anything suffer, but he should know better than to come inside my house. When he was finally dead (about 30 minutes later) was was too scared to suck him up in the vacuum because he would still technically be in the house. So I used the broom to maneuver him into the dust pan and then pushed the pan with the broom out the door. Whew! One down, ??? to go. We had a major roach problem last summer that started in June and I was hoping we might have found the right outdoor spray this year, but that’s 3 that we’ve found indoors in almost 2 months.
Tongue, Cheeks + Fingers
I had an appointment uptown at 3pm so while I wasn’t terribly hungry at 2pm, I knew I had to eat then or wait until 4 or 4:30. I didn’t want to risk being starving, so I decided to eat.
I heated a MorningStar Original Griller (which I decided I hate and will never buy again – thank goodness this was the last in the box) and had it on a potato bun with ketchup , mustard , and pickles . Doesn’t it look like he’s sticking his tongue out!?
I also had a cheeky nectarine (which turned out to be half rotten)
And some fingerling carrots from the CSA
Plus seltzer –
Trapped By Books
After my appointment I stopped by the good-but-small farmer’s market for a few things for dinner.
I got a handful of local things – broccoli, peppers, a peach , a pint of tiny plums , and the best blackberries ever! I ate about 1/3 of the pint berry by berry for a snack , so I have no photo.
And after that, I went to the library to look for some good books (1,000 Splendid Suns was great but sad!). I had the list of about 25 books and authors you guys recommended last week and NONE of them were checked in! How annoying. But I did come away with a Jennifer Weiner and one that just kind of looked interesting. But the library sucked my afternoon away from me – I was there for over an hour!
I’m on my own for dinner tonight so I decided to try one of my recipes for development. Mystery Sauce Salmon . The fish turned out excellent, but I need to work on the sauce. Wish I could share it with you! I finally nailed cooking salmon – in a very hot skillet with a 1/2 tsp of canola oil for only 2 minutes or less per side.
I also made some Balsamic Baked Broccoli , which is just broccoli doused in Wiliams-Sonoma balsamic vinegar and baked for 10 minutes at 375*. I love broccoli this way – it’s still crunchy but very tender too.
Lastly, I cooked a serving of orzo , which I covered with the mystery sauce as well.
Reading date by candlelight –
We’re experiencing a horrible thunderstorm right now so I better get away from the computer. It’s hailing money out there!
(PS. My throat is not better – and I can tell my nose is starting to stuff. Argh!)