Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Banana cookies


So, I made some cookies. And the great thing about these is that I can eat them too (I can't eat sugar and I'd better stay away from gluten as much as possible). The original recipe (you can find that here) is just two ingredients, glutenfree oats and banana. I was feeling adventurous, so I did one cup of oats and 1 cup of glutenfree flower instead of 2 cups of oats. 

The result? Well, the good thing is that you don't really taste the banana that much (I don't like banana, I never eat them as a fruit). They are kind of chewy when they're fresh and the next day the texture is actually close to real bread, but I like that. Taste wise they'll need a little something extra, I think. The recipe does call for extras like raisins, nuts or chocolat chips and I think that will do the trick.

I'll keep working on them and I'll keep you posted until I find the perfect recipe. Meanwhile though, I can't stop eating these. Ahem.


Monday, September 28, 2020

What's new?

 



So what's new?

Well, nothing much, actually. That's one of the reasons I haven't been blogging. Not much happened. 

I've been rather succesful at keeping T. and myself reasonably healthy, though we've been extremely tired for weeks (months? I don't know). Covid is spreading here, but we keep our distance. No happy hours, no big beach bbbq's.

My house is a mess and so is my garden. Thornbushes are on the winning side and papaya and moringa trees are eaten by iguana's. Also, there's a reason they celebrate Harvest Festival in april (the day after Easter) here. Summer is not growing season, it's "work hard to keep stuff alive" season. I should have known, but I had to learn the hard way...

My herbs are doing reasonably well though. I have even been harvesting little bits. I'm also trying to study herbal medicine more seriously, but well... feeling overwhelmed and having a foggy brain doesn't really help to get somewhere.

I have been telling myself I need to find a balance between computer work (part of that makes me a little bit of income and part of it just hobby) and home/garden/kitchen work and crafting (that I love) for a while now, but I had a lot of paid work these past few months. I hope to finish the last big project this week and then I'm going to find that balance. I am going to work in the blog though. At least that's the plan.

You know, my problem is that I can't really move from one project to another. I'm always thinking "let me finish this first, and then I'll do better". But there's always something new to finish. And if there isn't... well, wasting time watching youtube or browsing instagram isn't beyond me (wish it was, actually). The moment I sit down with my computer, I seem to shut off all the rest and I have a really hard time to turn it on again.

Anyway... I need to go and make breakfast and then I'll do some cleaning before I sit down at that computer again. 

Wishing you all a great start to your week!

Sunday, September 27, 2020

Hi there!

 



I've been thinking about blogging almost every day. But I'm overthinking what pictures to post and what to say. Like, really, really overthinking it, so much that I don't post.

So today I thought I'd just throw in a rainbow, a sunset and a sunrise and see where that takes me ;-)

I've been missing you all! (I will try to catch up with your blogs too)