I've come to the conclusion in this new way of cooking-eating I need to let go of expectations when trying recipes. I especially need to let go of the idea of "perfection" ( or my idea of recipe perfection-tasting the same as old recipes). This is the 1st sugar free recipe that I'm not copying here, the 1st dud, and that is OK. Lesson learned, and I had fun trying something new.
I used the above picture because this also is a bed that turned out to be a dud by the next year. Half of it died-the other half grew to gigantic proportions overwhelming this bed in my fairy garden. This fall I had fun redoing it, trying something different taking into account what I'd learned about this spot-It already looks beautiful. I'll have fun trying a new recipe next time as well. Have a fun day.