Baby, it’s coollllddddd outside, –15F (-24C). So cold that you skip eating out for dinner, because you don’t want to get into the cold car twice. So cold, your nasal wings freeze shut when you take a breath, so cold that your fingertips hurt if you put on gloves you left in the car overnight. Shortly: way too cold. Feels like Siberia. Alaska? Greenland? Iceland?
After filling the woodstove to the brim with logs, the cats play-racing through the house, catching imaginary mice, to keep themselves (and me) entertained and warm, I made a new salad --- an Asian spin on a cucumber salad. English cucumber, carrot, chickpeas and a marinade of rice vinegar, some sugar, soy sauce, grapeseed oil(tablespoon each) and a 1/2 ts roasted sesame oil. Delicious!