Despite temperatures being between 110-120 during the day, I do still try to get out for short walks. One can only stay indoors for so long before the need for nature takes over.
Beautiful bougainvillea thrive in this weather.
There's a mall just a few minutes from my house where I do my grocery shopping; a park and walking path were part of the refurbishment of the area. All the trees and plants and water features really provide much needed green space, shade and shelter for people and animals.
Believe it or not, I was not the only one out there walking. There were even a couple of guys just hanging out, sitting on benches at noontime.
I was very surprised to see so many bees out today.
They are really attracted to these golden gazania.
And to the basil blooms.
A dangling pomegranate and cheerful sunflower rounded out my walk before I got on with the grocery shopping.
And now for that recipe.
I have made this several times and everyone who tries it loves it.
My tweaks to the recipe are to add a little bit more turmeric and almond flavoring than what's called for and I also substitute mashed pumpkin for the oil.
Have a marvelous Monday!