i headed to the cafe a bit after 10:30am. i decided to go by bicycle and didn't bother bringing anything. at the 11am mark, we got 5 online orders in quick succession. chicken bento was the most popular item today, followed by chinese sausage, which is a surprise, because sausage ranks the least popular of the bentos.
around 2:30pm i was tasked with a supply run to the fresh pond trader joe's to pick up a few things: linguine noodles, scallions, baby cucumbers, milk, baby spinach, and garlic. it also gave me a chance to stock up on some snacks.
i left the cafe at 4:45pm. instead of going home, i went to the community garden to water. my orange bitter melon hasn't burst yet. ann was there, i haven't seen her in weeks. martin as well, who came to me and told me how much he loved my nigellas and how pretty they were.
around 7pm i started making dinner, which was a spinach and ham quinche. according to my records, it's the first time this year i've made a quiche, usually i make it a few times a year (last time was nearly a year go in september). i'd been defrosting the frozen spinach since this morning; market basket didn't have those bricks of frozen chopped spinach so i got some bagged spinach instead, weighed out 10 oz. and left it to defrost in a dish in the sink. i realized while i was taking out the ingredients from the fridge that i got the wrong type of mozzarella cheese - solid instead of shredded. i could've shredded the cheese myself, but figured i'd use that for some future recipe (like lasagna) and just get ready made shredded cheese from the super market.
i went across the street to star market, which just reopened on monday after their thursday afternoon electric fire. there was still a slight acrid smell in the store, but more importantly, a lot of their perishable foods were still missing, things like meats and cheeses. i left empty-handed. after returning home, i got my bike, and rode down to market basket to get my shredded mozzarella. i didn't get back home until almost 8pm, and only then did i start making my quiche.
i had everything in the oven by 8:20pm, and it finished baking 40 minutes later. i left to cool for half an hour before cutting into it, but it was still a bit gooey. i had two slices, all that cheese really hits the spot. because i didn't want to open up a whole package of flour just to dust the pyrex pie dish, i sprayed some non-stick pam instead. that turned out to be a mistake: the pie crust didn't stick, but my pam was old and the oil was a little rancid, which soaked into the crust.