Hi there. It’s been months. Many months! We’re right in mid-summer, with me promising myself that this is the year I’ll put in more fruit trees and get vegetable boxes sorted out before next spring. Until then we’re enjoying the bounty of friends’ gardens and fruit trees as we watch apples ripen day by day on ours. The West is in a severe drought at the moment so my garden plans are staying firmly in the “dreaming” stage until, cross fingers, we get a decent rainfall this winter.
We survived zoom school, various lockdowns and reopenings, and have embraced this summer as one of camping trips, a visit to the central coast, and general outside time at playgrounds and pools in a sort of half-way, half-remembered normalcy. I’ve been doing a bit more baking with nut flours to power myself through swim lessons and park time, the extra hit of protein carrying me through when we’re out for hours. These sugar-free almond flour banana muffins have been a big hit.