We had very warm weather yesterday. Toward the end of the afternoon, the temperature outside was 98°F., which is very hot for our hill. I can only imagine how people in the valley were suffering. We're expecting more hot weather today, but this morning's sunrise was beautiful. I can't recall seeing raking light from the clouds like this before.
Not to worry. I did some reading about this. It can happen because of a calcium deficiency in the plant, but it's more complicated than that. You can read about it right here. I'm not too concerned because as the article notes, "[t]his can happen especially on the first tomatoes of the season." While I was in the greenhouse, I noticed one green one had fallen on the ground, and it too had the rot. Looking at the others, they all look fine, and so I'm kind of chalking this up to the "first tomatoes" problem. Hopefully, it won't develop on the rest. Mike checked the watering schedule and the moisture in the soil yesterday. We'll keep a close eye on them, just in case this turns out to be a watering problem. Oh yes, and that timing-of-the-harvest problem mentioned earlier? Well, I'm worried about it with these too.
I was reminded that yesterday was National Lemon Meringue Pie Day, which sounded something like a mandate to me. Instead of pie though, I made this Lemon Meringue Tart for Two.
I made this once before while we were traveling. When we're in the RV, I use Pillsbury pie crusts. At home, I decided to try their from-scratch recipe. The recipe called for an even split between all-purpose flour and whole-wheat pastry flour. Since I had a whole bag of whole-wheat pastry flour, I used that, but this could just as easily be done using only all-purpose flour.
Finally, I made my way into the sewing room around 2:00 p.m. My first stop was to make a mug rug for my partner in the Teal Mini Swap. I can't show this yet, although I'm fairly certain my partner doesn't read my blog. It's disappointing that I haven't been able to connect with my partner, despite numerous tries. It's not as much fun when there's no contact.
So that brings me to the end of my day yesterday. I'm going to get out early and harvest my green beans. I don't think there are many ready yet, but sometimes I'm surprised. After that, I think it will be a mostly sewing day. Mike and I have considered driving into town for a short outing, but in this hot weather, staying inside also sounds like a good idea.