Everything is crisp and clear today.
I’m looking outside my window and the view is gorgeous. It’s the same view as always, but
it never grows tiresome. Today, the Ottawa River is a shade of deep indigo contrasting the little
white triangles floating around.
What a day to be sailing.
Shades of red, brown, orange and yellow have touched the tips of the summer green leaves,
creating a depth of colour across the landscape and hinting at the fiery Autumn that’s
just around the corner.
When the harvest sun hits the rich scarlet palette and the foliage looks like it’s burning.
We went for a long morning walk after such a decadent breakfast.
Muffins, peaches, passion fruit tea and coffee.
Perfect beginning for a day like today; where you can see the cool.
And the belly warming of spices and tea feels so so good.
Zucchini, carrots, applesauce, cinnamon, nutmeg…. marvelous.
Little A. couldn’t wait to get his tiny hands on one of these Fall favourites.
Umm, mmm, ummm, mmm and smiles, lots of them.
Who could ask for a better review?
This afternoon we’re going to take it easy. Maybe another walk, maybe a trip to the Marina,
maybe a sleeping bag tent filled with safari animals….who knows? What makes this
day so special – is us – and whatever splendor we decide to fill it with.
Hope you’re having a magnificent
week - Any plans brewing for the weekend?
Gluten-Free Zucchini Carrot Spice Muffins
2 cups brown rice flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 teaspoon xanthan gum
1/2 cup olive oil
1/4 cup unsweetened apple sauce
1 1/2 cup grated zucchinis (2 small)
1/2 cup grated carrots (2 regular)
1/2 cup organic brown sugar
1 rounded tsp of cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp vanilla
In a medium bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, baking soda, xanthan gum, cinnamon & nutmeg. In a separate medium bowl, whisk eggs, add in olive oil, sugar, vanilla and apple sauce.
Pour into dry ingredients, mix well. Add in grated carrot and zucchini.
Fill muffin baking pan (greased or muffin cups) 2/3 full. Bake at 350F for 20 minutes.
Let stand for 15-20 minutes before taking out of tins/wrappers. Enjoy!