|Rich Almond Cake|
So I made another this evening. The house smells gorgeous again, I have used up my leftover ingredients and there is still some cake left for tomorrow's elevensies. It is perfect on its own with a cup of tea but with a generous blob of whipped cream and some morello cherry conserve it would make a delicious pudding.
I've enjoyed the rain today. We didn't get to the car boot sale because of the weather but had brunch out and spent the rest of the day in conservatory, chatting, watching the rain and playing Wii Sports. We've got a little portable gas fire in our conservatory (which we had to use, it was so cold!) so it was really cosy.
I nipped into town to fetch a couple of magazines. The English Home is one of my favourite home magazines. The homes featured in it are always gorgeous and the articles are interesting too (really liked the article this month on choosing and displaying wall art). I picked up Country Living at the same time - there are some great cake recipes in this month's issue and I am already craving the broad bean and pea soup that it also gives the recipe for. Yum.
These pretty Dahlias I brought home from the garden centre yesterday have been providing a bit of sunshine in the kitchen:
('Oh god, I don't feel good... Look, my thumbs have gone weird! etc). I hope he likes it, I find it really disappointing when I share something I love and the other person hates it (or worse, is indifferent to it!).