Sunday, March 18, 2012

What to write?

I always find that after a large post like the Monterey Bay Aquarium, I don't know what to write next.

Really, what's there to write about after such a special day? Working in the house? Not so great. Breakfast and dinner? Again, not so much.

There's just not a lot happening around here.

Life would be completely flat, except for the fact that I got my new iPad!


I'm quite pleased (surprise, surprise). As advertised, the new screen is really beautiful and pictures that are high resolution really do pop (many from the internet are not, but I expect that to change). That said, what has me the most excited is the way that the text looks. I swear, it's so sharp, it's amazing. Since I do so much reading on my iPad, this is a wonderful thing. I used to have to enlarge many pages (to get the text large enough to comfortably read), but I find with the new display, I can easily read a much smaller font.


I'm quite pleased and Terry is also happy with his new iPad!

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The weather continues gloomy, rain and cold, not my favorite at all.

To combat the gloom, I decided some muffins were in order.

Since we're off wheat, some substitutions are in order. While I usually use almond meal, today I decided to try a new combination. I used 1 cup of almond meal, 1/2 cup coconut flour and 1/2 cup golden flax meal. Then I added a bit of salt, some baking powder and a bit of Splenda. The wets were eggs, butter and a bit of water.

This makes a dense dough and a really nice hearty muffin with a low glycemic index and a ton of fiber. If you like a frosting, there are several low carb frostings available. I find I like mine with a bit of butter whipped with a few drops of vanilla and some orange flavoring. With the orange butter, these are really wonderful!

And that's really all that's going on around here.


Donna K said...

Hey congrats on getting the new iPad. I can see you're going to have lots of fun with it.

Nowhere Man said...

Write about anything you want ;)

Russ Krecklow said...

Hey, new Ipads all around, how sweet is that? Terry's going to get rid of the fire then? I still like mine. Looking forward to new stuff from your new Ipad.