PG&E outdid themselves today. We’d gotten a letter from them last week telling us that they would be doing maintenance on power lines near us today and that we’d be without power between 9am and 3pm. They didn’t turn off the power until nearly 9:45, and it was back on before 1pm – it was out long enough for our UPSes to give up, but not long enough to affect any food or for the house to get uncomfortably warm. I’m glad they’re doing maintenance, and I’m glad they could beat their schedule!
It’s still Passover, which means we’re modifying recipes to avoid obvious chametz. Tonight, that meant using rice chips instead of pita chips in Spiced Chickpea Salad With Tahini and Pita Chips; if I hadn’t known about the substitution, I don’t think I would have realized there was anything different.