I wiped away the weeds & foam. / I fetched my sea-born treasures home... Ralph Waldo Emerson

Friday, August 26, 2016

A Walk and a Fail, of sorts

Hi! It's Friday, and the last weekend of August is upon us. It's very hot today, first day of over 90* here this summer, I think! But earlier in the week we had a couple of cooler days and I was somewhat foolishly tempted to go out walking with Mo and his walker. I was so excited to be outside enjoying the summer day that I forgot that I am supposed to strictly limit myself. Activity increases the inflammation and therefore the pain. Stupid stupid [and boring! sorry!].

We went really far! Look! We went to the koi pond.

It has quite  a bit of new landscaping this year, new rocks and a pretty purple marshy flower, new water hyacinths too.

Then we went on. And ON. Because I just had to visit the Gooses! A, the dog walker, thought I was pretty odd, snapping pix, but I know you too are dying to see the Geese!

All dressed for the beach. Even Baby has a bit of embellishment, isn't that great.


Now about that Cauliflower pilaf.

It was good. But it wasn't pilaf, or rice-y or nutty. It was just---cauliflowery. Not savory or wonderful.

I sauteed a sweet onion and minced garlic. Added some sliced yellow squash for color. Added the cauli and a bit of chicken broth. Cooked it over high heat about 6 minutes only, so the cauli didn't turn to mush. It needed a lot of lemon pepper and shaved parm to be interesting/ edible.

It looks right, but I don't know why I thought it would actually taste like pilaf. I'd rate it a C-.

We should take Kel's advice and stick to Trader Joe's peanut butter cups instead! Less work, more yummy. LOL.



gone to the beach..........