Monday, March 19, 2012

Like sucking air through pea soup

I don’t even have environmental allergies but I can barely breathe and I’m ready to scratch my eyes out as the pollen count here in Atlanta is off-the-charts!

Pollen count for: Monday, March 19, 2012

Today's count is = 8164*

This is the highest pollen count on record for Atlanta.  Once the pollen count reaches 120 it’s said to be in the extremely high range so I’m saying that today’s count is in the outrageous-are-you-kidding-me range.  I mean seriously, if anything over 120* is considered extremely high we’re at extremely high times 68!  I just can’t get over the numbers as the count today blew away, by 35%, Atlanta’s previous high pollen count of 6,013 which set on April 12, 1999.  And because I remember it well, our third highest count of 5937 was set on March 29, 2007

I actually remember both of these previous records.  In 1999 I remember driving down the road and having the pollen swirl as if it were a dusting of snow on the road.  In 2007 Maisie and I had a busy week of play dates and though the pollen slowed us down we kept up with all our activities.  Here’s a picture of my sweet little Maisie Miao Miao from that week in 2007.

ZoodlesI love this picture of my serious little girl and I loved this outfit too.  I passed the outfit along to a bloggy friend and I sure hope that her little girl got to enjoy and wear it too.

And one more picture because Maisie was, and still is so stinkin’ adorable!Feb 27 2007 2Peek-a-boo my sweetie.

Maisie and I stopped at the store this afternoon and she spied one of her favorite foods which we really haven’t seen in a while, fresh corn.  Unfortunately it didn’t look all that wonderful so we passed on buying any but it sure got me thinking about corn and the delicious dish that I make, Creamed Corn with Cheese & Cilantro.  Thankfully I can make this dish anytime of the year with frozen corn but unfortunately because of Maisie’s allergies she can’t eat it any longer.  Guess I’ll be making this for Eammon and I and for Maisie, a nice big bowl of corn with Maisie “safe” buttery spread.  For this delicious corn recipe, just click on the picture.


Other delicious recipes posted on Cook Lisa Cook include: Mango Lassi, Stir-Fried Asparagus with Water Chestnuts, Ginger & Cashews, Curried Roast Chicken Pieces with Spicy Sweet Potato & Carrots, Grilled Corn & Bacon Pudding, Oriental Chicken Salad, Potato Salad with Bacon, Coffee Crusted Steak, Home Style Chicken Curry, Watermelon FrostyMango Gazpacho, Toll House Double Stuff Oreo Brownies, Long Beans with Walnuts, Blacksmith Pizza, Rhubarb Crisp, Laksa, Math Book No Bake Cookies, Aloo Gobi, Mint Lassi, Red Curry Chicken, Lamb Curry, Grilled Corn, Avocado & Tomato Salad with Honey Lime Dressing, Baked Egg Cups Two Ways, Thai Peanut Salad, Holy Guacamole, Cantaloupe Agua Fresca, Wallaby Darned, Piggy-Out Cookies, Wicked Good New England Lobster Roll, Long Beans with Garlic, Super Simple Summer Shrimp Salsa Salad, Grandma’s Teriyaki Steak, Watermelon Tomato Gazpacho, Red Chinese Long Beans with Peppers & Red Curry, 24-Layer Crêpe Cake, Fig & Watermelon Salad, Grilled Chèvre & Fig Panini, Spicy Asian Cucumber Salad, Grilled Prawns, Spicy Brown Sugar Bacon, Kicked Up Piggy-Out Cookies, Pesto Pita Pizza, Cilantro Lime Chicken, Nutella Crêpes, Mango, Lime & Chile Spiced Ice Box Pie, Roast Beef & Garlic Herb Cheese Sandwich, Layered Crespelle with Bolognese, Fresh Mozzarella & Basil, Jamaican Jerk Meat Pies, Nutella No Bake Cookies, Velvety Mac & Cheese, Welsh Cakes, Tom Yam Ghoong (Spicy Shrimp Soup), Lime Jewels, Southwest Pasta Salad, Walnut Roca Squares, Uncle Bubba’s Shrimp & Grits, Chocolate Chip Gingersnaps, Levain Bakery Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies, Copycat “KFC” Coleslaw, Happy 6th Birthday Maisie Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting, Caramel Stuffed Apple Cider Cookies, Thin Mint Irish Coffee, Caramel Apples, “Rotisserie” Chicken, Pulled BBQ Chicken Sandwich, Mummy Hotdogs, Mango Upside Down Cake, Pork Belly Soup with Collard Greens, Aloo Tikki, Pink Strawberry Cake Balls, Praline Pumpkin Cheesecake, Apple Dumplings, Rum Cured Salmon, Apple, Cranberry & Rhubarb Crisp, Hasselback Potatoes with Garlic Sour Cream, Crunchy Oat, Almond, Cashew & Pebbles Granola Bars, Texas Chicken with Lime Butter, Biscoff Fudge, Eggnog Popovers with Cranberry Butter, Creamed Corn with Cheese and Cilantro, Potato Crusted Pork Chops, Oatmeal, Cashew & Chocolate Granola Bars, Texas Chicken Sandwich, Seared Scallops with Creamy Pesto & Lemon Pepper Pasta, Thai Chicken Noodle Soup, Glazed Lemon Squares, Chang-Style Brussels Sprouts, Maisie “safe” No Bake Cookies, Ponderosa Lemon & Sour Cream Tart, Pork Dumplings with Rice Wrappers, Sweet & Spicy Apple Pork, Dark Chocolate Dipped Candied Lemon Peel, Crunchy Fudgy Heart Bites, Double Chocolate Meyer Lemon Mousse Cake, Malted Pretzel Crunch, Shrimp & Avocado Salad with Carrot Ginger Dressing, Apple Pancakes, Baked Egg & Avocado, Health(ier) Peanut Brittle, Crab Cake Stuffed Mushrooms, Broiled Sushi, Tomato Sauce with Onion & Butter and Loaded Potato & Buffalo Chicken Casserole.


* POLLEN COUNT scale, as measured by
0-30 Low
31-60 Moderate
61-120 High
Over 120 Extremely High

This is the amount of pollen particles measured within the last 24 hours in a cubic meter of air. The major pollens present today are: Oak, Pine, Mulberry, Sycamore, Sweetgum & Birch.

1 comment:

  1. Oh, I'm making that cheesy corn next week. It is one of our favorites! :) (but without the cilantro)


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