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Another fun filled day in San Diego, just another day in paradise! We spend the day at the bay, swimming and playing in the water. We even saw what Bella claimed to be a pirate ship except she did not believe there were any pirates on board because she did not hear them say “ergggghhh”. I guess that’s pirate talk:)
Our goal when we got home was to get everyone a shower or bath, kids feed and a little play time before bed time at 7 pm for both. All this work so we could have a romantic dinner in garden, just the two of us. For dessert I made something inspired for a Swedish cooking show I saw when we were there. It’s amazing and like hubby called it,mmmmmm dessert.
Serves 4
1 1/2 cup almond paste, grated
1 1/2 tbs brandy (optional)
3 tbs butter
3/4 cup cup pistachios
1/2 cup almond flakes
2 large apple, peeled, cored and cut lengthwise
Preheat oven to F400. Blend almond paste, brandy, butter and pistachios well. Place apples cut side up in a baking dish. “Stuff” almond paste mix into the apples. Sprinkle almond flakes over. Bake for 15 minutes. Serve with vanilla ice cream or cream.

Fredrika Syren

Fredrika Syren is an environmental activist and writer. In 2016, she founded the website Green-Mom.com where she shared her family’s journey of living zero waste. She lives in San Diego, California with her husband James and their children Bella, Noah, and Liam. Fredrika and her family were recently featured in the documentary Zero Time to Waste. Fredrika is also the author of Zero Waste for Families - A Practical Guidebook (which you can buy on this site)

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