It is starting to warm up here. I had the AC unit in the living room window removed for some restoration of the old double hung panes, and haven’t put it back yet. It isn’t too hot to go without it, but I only mention this because it caused me to make a pot roast the morning of a dinner party. I highly recommend this, in part to keep your house cool in the afternoon, but mostly because you get to smell the pot roast all day long. Especially if it is Italian pot roast made with lots of red wine and porcini mushrooms. I love a good dinner party, with guests that arrive at dusk on bikes with bells ringing through the screen…