This past weekend I enjoyed a ride on the bikepath before my appointment with those tax preparer people.
They had some news for me, good or bad, depending on how you look at it. I file Single, just claiming myself, so the government taxes me at a high rate. I’m getting a tax refund this year, that’s good. But that also means I don’t make enough to pay the taxes that I’m required to pay, which is bad. Either way, I’ll be using the money to pay off the appliances I just bought to make this condo saleable, which is good.
I also experimented with a small batch of homemade granola. I love granola but don't buy it because of the added sweeteners. The recipe I came across (I haven't a clue where it was from - I had printed it quite a while back) uses a banana and dates as the sweetness factor. I've been taking it for snacks at work, yummy.
I also made a fennel salad from this book
Surprisingly, the fennel flavor was muted. It is mixed with beets, olive oil, gorgonzola, balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper. I didn't take a picture of the finished product because, well, the beets turn everything pink. But I love the salad and will definitely make it again.
There are several recipes in Vegetable Heaven that I will try over the next few weeks. My routine has been getting a little stale, lately, so it's time to try some new things :)
P.S. I got some good leads on bikepaths from friends at work, woo hoo!!!