After two full weeks of positively summer-like weather (high temperatures were up in the mid 70's F or around 23C here) Old Man Winter finally realized that Southern California is still quite a bit north of the Equator and therefore on his legitimate hit-list this time of year... So, for the past 5 days, the weather here has been looking like this ...
I'm a few miles inland from the waterfront now, so I'm not affected by flooding. Power was out for a few hours Wednesday, though, and the palm trees lining the streets here are looking balder than usual (woe to the cars that were parked below them!). I went out and got my grocery shopping done during a break in all the airy howliness and was rewarded by a glimpse of a rainbow! This is Southern California, mates... When people say it's raining here, it usually is only sprinkling, so rainbows don't stop by this way all that often.
Anyhow, with all the time being stuck inside I managed to learn how to cook another Thai dish... Egg & pork paloh (paelo) soup.
All you need are: cubed pork, hard boiled eggs, hard tofu, Chinese five spice mix, salt, brown sugar, and soy sauce. It is actually easier to make than I thought it would be, though it does take a while (about 40 minutes).