Solar Tracking

Solar Tracking
How low can you go? Snow and ice and cancelled school.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Rainy Weekend

            Rainy weekend….Up and down the Willamette Valley, people looked out the window at the rain on Saturday morning, poured another up of coffee, and settled down on the couch. Life feels right when the skies are cloudy in March (and November, December, January, February, at least half of April and May…). We’ve had a run of beautiful, warm, bright, sunny weather and it just felt wrong. Yeah, we all basked in the warm sun, took long walks and bike rides, planted out veggie starts early, but, underneath, there was a current of guilt. “Global Warming…climate change… something’s weird… this cannot last…snowpack is down….” You could feel the discomfort in the air.  We need clouds to feel safe, snugged in, protected from the world in the valley. This weekend, they returned.

Raspberry Cream Pie, for Pi Day
           
Make a crust from graham crackers or nilla wafers.

14 oz of condensed milk
¼ c of sour cream
¼ c of lemon juice
zest from one lemon
2 ½ c raspberries

Toss into the cuisinart and whirl until smooth. Pour into the crust and chill for several hours.  You could add whipped cream to the top, or drizzle some chocolate sauce over it all. 

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