First, the Oliver update:
I bought a bunch of new toys for Oliver at the pet store the other day, and he is in love with this catnip-filled sock. He totes it around the apartment like a security blanket, and cradles it between his paws while he sniffs and licks at it. Silly cat.
Also, while Oliver has not warmed to Dan yet, he is improving. While he does typically hide most of the time while Dan is here, Oliver has also moved towards sitting somewhat near Dan on the couch, while looking incredibly irritated, meowing in protest, and occasional hissing. I'm starting to wonder whether this is all for show!
AND NOW . . . on to the food!
Teeniest avocado pit I've ever seen:
Last night's dinner: two-mushroom risotto with a balsamic vinegar reduction drizzled over the top. YUM.
This morning's breakfast: homemade waffles (half AP flour, half whole wheat pastry flour,) with peanut butter and real maple syrup, and a side of kumquats. Dan bought these for me to try . . . and I tried them . . . and I don't much care for them. (Yet! I hear they are an acquired taste. Not giving up on the kumquats yet!)
And, last but not least . . . what to do with three nearly-black bananas? Well, make banana-oat muffins, of course!
And that's all, folks. For now, anyhow!