Went kayaking today, first time in quite a while. Pleasant day on Tomales bay.

Yesterday, throwing together lunch turned out really good: about a pound of ground lamb, browned over high heat; then added a 28-ounce can of crushed tomatos, turning heat down to medium. Then a cup and a half of macaroni with a cup and a half of water, which filled my saucepan enough that I didn't want to add any more to it. Except a chopped poblano (pasilla) pepper, some salt, and some crushed red pepper for a little more zing than the poblano provided. I kept fiddling with the heat; low wasn't enough to keep it boiling, so it took longer than it should have to finish. Even so, at the end the macaroni was overdone, but it was delicious. And quite simple. Just finished the last of it this afternoon.

Tonight I bottled up my rice beer (8 bottles), made a new batch of brew with malt syrup (haven't decided yet what I'm going to bitter it with), and made bread dough with the yeast left over at the bottom of my Carlo Rossi gallon bottle I've been brewing in. The first rise just ended, might not actually do any baking till tomorrow morning.

Got to get my mind in gear for work, I have two clients who need stuff done soon and I haven't been able to focus. Got some coffee brewing right now.

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