paneer! OMG THE EXCITEMENT!! Yes it's just action action action here at Rancho FirstNations as I hope to shit that I don't screw this up!
Turns out there is a metric shit-ton of recipes and videos out there about how to make this stuff. I am armed and ready as I'll ever be when it comes to preparation. Everything is laid out, and I'm just waiting for the milk to heat up. Then the magic happens. My only worry is that the leg of pantyhose I'm using to drip the curds doesn't fail me. I shoulda got size large instead of medium. Man, those first world problems suck.
Thank you Vancouver Island, British Columbia for being where you are, sheilding us from the two 'cyclone bombs' that hit this last Sunday and Monday. What we got here at the Rancho was a typical Autumn smackdown. What Vancouver Island got was apocalyptic. The seaward coast got a beating, but it was the strait between the island and the mainland that was a screaming blast channel of oh fuck no. If I have any B.C. lurkers out there, I sincerely hope that you came through that OK and that you're doing fine.
I'm using a Canadian weather station just over the border to track my weather, because it's in the exact same microclimate that I'm in and shares the same geography. (If you stand in the right place here in Sumas you can actually see the light on the automated data collection site just over the line.)
I followed the course of the weather all through those past two days and it was frightening to see the kind of extreme weather phenomena that Vancouver Island was taking. The winds hit the island from the West, went south down that coast, then took an abrupt turn at it's southern end and headed straight north through the strait! I keep thinking of all the beautiful homes and the yachts and docks that must have been at the mercy of that wind, the flying debris, the waves and the sideways rain. That rain was hitting my house like a firehose. I hate to imagine what it was like there. So hey, Canada, get in touch and let me know how you're doing, OK?
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