Sunday, September 18, 2011

Waiting Out the Storm

After so many weeks of calm weather, the rain and wind that hit Astoria (and a much larger portion of the Pacific Northest) today was like a wake-up call.  Autumn is here, and this may well be the classic 'Equinoctal Storm' - the first of the long series of storms bringing southeast winds and rain.  It dictates that we delay our departure from Astoria.

Given that we are staying in Astoria, we made a visit to the farmers' market, where we found fresh corn, and a variety of fresh chilis that make it obvious that there is a robust Hispanic population here these days.

We had come from Portland with a largess of tomatoes from our friend Ron, whose love of tomatoes goes deep into his California youth. We bought a few fresh Poblano peppers from the market, along with some fresh corn, and returned to the boat. Still gray, still raining.

Combined all these ingredients to make a Tomato Corn Pie, with a Buttermilk Crust.  Made a bloody awful mess,  the kind of chaos that seems impossible, and then proves to produce wonderful food.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looks like there is going to be at least ten days of improved weather albeit with southerly winds.

Thanksgiving in Cabo! Happy sailing.

clw

September 19, 2011 4:23 PM  
Blogger Kate said...

Love this picture! Have fun in Coos Bay and visit Chuck's Seafood:-)

September 21, 2011 9:59 PM  

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