Happy Valentines Day!

Hope it is a lovely day for all !

It’s cold here this morning but sun should come out later. Yesterday we walked in the rain and it was lovely. It wasn’t a windy rainy, just a nice steady misty rain. We used umbrellas and not our Toggs. This morning jerk walker was there deciding he owned the whole path and wouldn’t move to his right. WTF man! He’s such an asshole!

My Seville oranges showed up. If you’re interested in them, they are from Pearsons Ranch in California. They are a bit pricey but if you want”real’ English marmalade this is the way to go. I’ve made one batch already and will make the other today. I’m trying two different recipes. One was recommended on one of my favorite blogs,‘Tales of a Happy House’. She is a great cook and an inspirational blogger!! The other I’m trying today is Lebovitz who lives in France.

The color is quite beautiful. I let the jars set for 2 days and they did firm up some. It’s still more liquidy but it will be nice one pancakes or yogurt. For this next batch I will use my candy thermometer as the temperature may not have quite reached the 220 degree mark.

I’m making spinach and mushroom crepes for Valentines dinner with a cheese sauce. I think I’ll also make some brown rice to have on the side and then we can use that for Tucson stew another night.

Last night I made the smoky lentil soup which is one of my favorite recipes and with it I made fresh blue corn tortillas with my new tortilla press. I decided to get one after trying to roll out the masa between pieces of parchment and I couldn’t get it to go quite right so the press is brillant. I plan on playing around with plain flour tortillas later.

Both of us have now had our first Covid vaccination and it all went well. My daughter gets her first one on Tuesday as she is an educator and they are in the Tier 1 B. My son , who decided to go up to Tahoe this weekend and is kinda on my shit list for doing so, will have to rapid test and then not eat with us for the week or be in the house without a mask. I guess he felt he HAD to get a way. Well, he had better not bring Covid home or else? You can tell I’m pissed about it, right? Normally he is very considerate so who knows what’s up. He is almost 27 so I can’t exactly tell him what he can or cannot do.

My shot 1 of Velcade round 2 went well and I was in an out in no time.

I finished painting the alcove and did the high gloss yesterday.( trim and the bathroom door).The next phase is Barclay painting the LR ceiling this week sometime. Then I will start a wall at a time.

This week is the bathroom zone so I will get that done today as well.