I can imagine about the apples - my mum and little sister went to Norway a couple of years ago and they kept going on and on about the beautiful unspoiled nature they saw. I'm so jealous of that, when I hear people on the forum talking about hiking or just going for a run in the woods. Neither of us has a driver's license though, so we can't really move out of the city.
About the pizza crust: for now I'm going to try and perfect the one with the eggplant. It was really tasty and crunchy before the mush happened, so I'm determined to find a way to prevent that
I had a bit of a dessert-y splurge last night and felt a bit guilty about that, mainly because the super-fresh medjool dates that are sold at the Mediterranean market near our house are so amazingly plump and moist they already taste like sin, and to dunk them in mascarpone... well... But I didn't break any rules, so I've chosen not to beat myself up about it. And to grant myself a star anyway.
breakfast/lunch: shared the leftovers from the almond-crust pizza (this pizza was actually perfect, but way too caloric due to the almonds, so I'm a bit sad I won't be making it any more hehe)
dinner: steak with cream of mushroom sauce (made with 1tsp of arrowroot), lettuce and sliced tomato, string beans sautéed with the leftover bell peppers from the pizza (yellow and green), onions and some beautiful oyster mushrooms also picked up at the Mediterranean market. That last dish actually turned out quite photogenic and tasty even though I just sort of tossed stuff in a pan, so I'll definitely be making it again. I love a nice colour palette on my plate
extra: ahem... 2 figs, 3 fresh dates dunked in mascarpone, 1 banana, 1 piece of hard cheese
It was a lovely day out and I felt up to it, so I finally got around to getting my bicycle to the repair shop. Got some sun on my face on the way back, and had a lovely stroll around the neighbourhood collecting groceries.
Finally had a night where I didn't lie awake for hours before falling asleep, and I promptly slept in until 1pm! I suppose I needed it...