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Comments for No Swimming and Other Stuff
Our plans to go swimming were thwarted by a thick and cold on shore fog. We did however accomplish all our other goals today so we are now set for Friday's trip down to San Diego by way South Pasadena.
Today was the opening of the 2007 Farmers' Market in Castro Valley. We made sure to go to stock up on some delicious locally grown honey. At another stall we bought most beautiful cherries, enough to use in a pie with leftover fruit for eating. Mostly though we stocked up on vegetables: spinach, radishes, artichokes, zucchinis (courgettes), asparagus, summer squash, and purple potatoes.
Afterwards we popped over to Dublin to Target to get the last remaining items for next week's trip. I had promised Sean a sand toy for the beach and he wanted one with a yellow bucket. He found exactly what he wanted and was very pleased. For Harriet we needed some swimming diapers. We also found some other essentials for her on sale and stocked up for net month. Finally for all four of us, we got a bottle of SPF 45 sun screen.
The rest of the day we spent at home doing chores. I caught up on laundry and Ian caught up on dishes. Then we collaborated to cook one of our best meals ever. Ian barbecued a chicken, cooked up the asparagus and made purple mashed potatoes. Meanwhile, I pitted two cups of cherries (is there an efficient way to do this?) and rendered them down in water, sugar and cornstarch to make the best tasting cherry pie filling ever. Put that together with an excellent homemade crust and I ended up baking one of my best pies (the plum and cherry pie still wins).
It was a good day, even though we didn't go swimming.