last night i made tempura for the first time, at least in a long time. z thought it smelled like fish (the oil heating up), and insisted on pulling all the tempura batter off the food. sigh. so much for my huge effort! i cooked some shrimp, mostly a huge zucchini, one red bell pepper, some carrots, and for fun, some left over hamburgers. the house still smells like hot oil - not the best smell. i'm hoping it will dissipate soon. j is in phoenix for the day. he left really early, so i couldn't go running.