Friday! Let’s all do the Friday dance, shall we?
I went out for a pre-breakfast ride this morning with temps in the low 60s. It was nice, but humid! Came back for breakfast and had a major fail. I went to make peanut flour waffles and started assembling. However, our cottage cheese was bad (pewwww!) and I had to improvise. Not a good idea. I use yogurt, but the batter was too runny, so I just put in more peanut flour in the hopes of saving it. They come out like foam rubber. Yuck! So, 1-minute muffle to the rescue:
This was topped with a sauteed banana and some coconut butter. I *love* this topping combo.
I had such a hard time concentrating on work today. I was ready for Friday! Soon enough, it was time for lunch:
What is that thing that looks like an ice cream sundae you ask?
This was frozen Wyman’s blueberries topped with 1/2 cup of ricotta cheese, drizzled with honey and a bit of cinnamon. I am glad I took this picture before I mixed it all up, because it was just a big purple blob after that. This was a good lunch and a nice change up from yogurt! I am now a big fan of ricotta. I get the part-skim kind.
Time for some blooms!
Annual dianthus. Not sure why these are so stubby, but at least they are blooming.
Yellow snaps. Tip – if you cut back your snapdragons after they finish blooming, they will bloom again. I cut mine back 3 or 4 times in a season and they will bloom until fall frost kills them.
Up close and personal:
The lirope are real work horses. the foliage looks nice and neat all summer and then these flowers come in late summer. They do well in all kinds of light from sun to shade (mine are in mostly shade).
These are accidental. I had asters last year, and they left a bunch of seeds that sprouted. I sprinkled them throughout the garden. Somebunnybody ate the lower leaves off of a lot of the plants, though.
One lone clematis bloom:
And the other 4 o’clock. These are so hard to get pictures of because they are only open for part of the day (when I forget to take pics)
And lastly, more buds on the Scentimental.
This rose is having a banner bloom year.
I am going to make a slideshow in the early winter once the garden is put to bed showcasing all my favorite blooms pictures from tulips to mums.
Alas, I had to get back to work until the next snack break!
Note sleeping lump of Pixie in the background. Who wouldn’t want her life?
Made up a quick dinner tonight. Am I not always saying I made a quick dinner? I need to get more creative. I had baked up some coconut biscuits during lunch time and had one with my pork burger:
The biscuits came out a little more flat and I know it was because of the eggs I used. It really seems to make a difference for my recipes if I switch them up.
Relaxing tonight and a little football with some snacks. Gotta love the preseason and the plethora of games on any given day. Plus, another grain-free day in the books.
Another nice weather day on Saturday and I think a ride to the lake is in order.
Question: Do you ever use ricotta cheese for anything other than lasagna?