once i got home, i made my way to the garden. some watering, some weeding, some photos, some inspections. it was so hot, after i watered my plants i could see steam rising from the dark soil.
other than a hour of last minute debugging for client S, i really didn't have very much work today. i spent the afternoon sitting in front of the box fan and watching some downloaded shows: swingtown and generation kill.
for dinner i whipped up a simple pasta recipe: rotini pasta, button mushrooms, frozen peas, and mexican-cheddar cheese. it looked very similar to the pasta with creamy mushroom-pea sauce that i sometimes make, except no prosciutto and i used shredded cheese instead of cream to thicken the pasta. i also added some olive oil to prevent the pasta from sticking together and a dash of apple vinegar for some additional flavor. what i ended up with seemed like a fancy version of macaroni and cheese. i like the idea of using mushrooms as a meat substitute. not that i'm giving up meat, but i find it more difficult to cook with meat (or maybe, more difficult to get the best flavors out of meat).
it rained briefly in cambridge but i hardly noticed. i did hear some pattering on the back of the a/c and there was a scrolling severe weather warning, but not for the boston area. it got hot enough today that i actually turned on the air conditioner, but by evening the temperature dropped into the lower 70's.