It rained almost all day.
We were under tornado watch.
I don't feel comfortable when I see weather alerts on my Droid. Local friends tell me not to worry during the watch, but I should look for a safe place when there is a tornado warnings.
I don't know about them but watches make me nervous just as much. I am scared off those thunderstorms with incredible lightnings and thunders... Forget earthquakes.
When a storm systems comes in, I just cover myself with a blanket on the sofa in the living room until it's over. Big progress since last year (after we just moved here from Seattle), when each thunderstorm I spent in ... closet zipped in a sleeping bag.
I guess, every one has their own fears...
Today gray sky and moderate possibility of severe weather from the Storm Prediction Center kept me inside all day.
In the morning I had a home version of Starbucks mocca and sip by sip I finished reading Robin Mather's book The Feast Nearby. It was easy to read and somewhat inspiring. Some useful recipes too.
Then, for lunch I had just plain salad: tomatoes, cucumbers, onion, dill, and drizzled with olive oil.
For dinner we all wanted something warm and cozy, so I made a leftover bean stew. I didn't expect it would be so delicious! And very easy to make.
Here is how. I sauteed one medium onion, chopped, in a teaspoon of olive oil. Then I had a little of spaghetti sauce left in the jar. I added it to the pot when onions were golden brown.
I also had some white northern beans, few rings of roasted eggplants, couple of roasted bell peppers: all went into the simmering sauce.
Two minutes later I added kale piked from my garden (yes, it's Kale Tuesday, we had to have some kale!). I stirred it a few times, sprinkled with salt and pepper and dinner was ready.
Wind is calming down...
I have a new book on my Kindle.
It's time for me to calm down too...
Until next time,
Cowboy Country Vegetarian