Since temperatures have soared past the billion-degree mark (88 degrees, technically), a Spare the Air Day alert will be in effect for Tuesday. It wil be the first of the season. Second verse, same as the first: you're asked to curb your driving, take public transportation if possible, shun gas-powered garden tools, and cook indoors rather than grill outside. And while it's not a Spare the Air Day recommendation, we suggest making Anne Burrell's Chilled Asparagus Soup with Goat Cheese. (Can you think of any other no-oven/no-cooking recipes? We'd sure love to hear them.) [via Chron]