28 June 2011

Another Beautiful Cake ...



Finally! The sun has returned to New Hampshire and I grabbed the opportunity to pick strawberries with a lovely friend of mine. Bev and I picked enough berries for strawberry jam and a beautiful cake that my blogging friend, Devaki recently posted! Bev planned to try making this cake too, but she also wanted to 'gift' her son and daughter-in-law with a basket of fresh berries.

On the way home, I spied this 'swamp' bordered with wild mountain laurel and what looked like an ancient beaver lodge. The water was so still that you could see the pollen from the laurel and pines floating atop the surface. Talk about a room with a view! Lucky beavers! I wonder if they're still around or if the traffic from the road has sent them further into the swamp ... this lodge is certainly past its prime, but deeper in the swamp, who knows what quiet stillness and fresh branches and saplings would yield. Probably a nice little place in the woods ... kind of like our little grey cottage.





This cake is destined for a potluck affair that SB and I are headed for down New York way. We will be seeing old college pals and catching up after 25 years of life, children, careers, and general chaos. What fun! A flying trip, but one that can't be missed for all the tea ... here's to spontaneous junkets!

11 comments:

  1. What a lovely cake; great offering. enjoy your reunion!
    Rita

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  2. Wow, 25 years... It goes by so quickly. I just had my 20 year (2 years ago) its so hard to believe.

    This cake sounds amazing! Enjoy yourself!

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  3. I made a very similar cake recently with strawberry jam. Don't you just love a pot luck party? We always do ours locally on Boxing Day. Enjoy!

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  4. What a beautiful seasonal cake. I hope the reunion will be as lovely and that you enjoy time spent with old friends. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  5. The cake looks great, what lucky friends you have! Have fun at your reunion! Have a great 4th also!

    Mary

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  6. That cake would be great for breakfast, lunch or dinner. That fruit is so beautiful in it.

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  7. That cake sounds so good! I'm sure the fresh berries really put it over the top. Have a fun weekend!

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  8. That is a beautiful cake and I bet it tastes as beautiful as it looks. Enjoy your weekend - have fun!

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  9. Gorgeous cake! I bet everyone will rave when they take a bite. Have a wonderful time.

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  10. I'm jumping back in to answer your question about the tomatoes. She was the first of the TV cooks to recommend the use of San Marzano tomatoes. I've since switched to Muir Glen because they are half as expensive, but there is no denying that the San Marzano tomatoes are great.Blessings...Mary

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