Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Strawberry Lemon Cake + a big Thank You!

Mr Husband works from home on Wednesdays.
I was hoping to see our Candle Desk Man today but I was on my feet 
doing laundry, dishes, making lunch
(above: 1 can of shrimp (I would rather have clams but had to use the can up),
the rest of the peanut sauce and noodles, spinach salad and fruit salad).
I made lemonade also - sugar was just right but I added more lemon juice.

This is the plate (and bowl) that some of you admired in my 
grilled skewer picture on the beef satay.
The picture was part of the plate, not a platter, FYI.
Blue Willow, not that old, still made in England, they say Churchill on the back. 
I don't have a lot of extra time but below you can see 2 of my buffets and the other buffet
is the one that the fabric pictures of flowers is above and I light my candles there.
So while I don't currently have time to show you all of my dishes,
which are a lot, I can say that I will try to point them out to you
when I am using them.
As I said here, I have a LOT of dishes! 

 Shockingly rare, I actually IRONED today.
I love bandannas and wear them a lot, so comfortable.
Makes me feel linked to my past life and my life here,
as I loved bandannas in Ottawa... I have many different colours! 

I've been wanting this book for a long while. 
I got it today and am reading the introduction and am already quite enthused. 
Caroline Gordon was a novelist back in the 1930s 
who married Allan Tate and together they knew the literati of the day 
(Thanksgiving with the Hemingways in Paris, 
poet Robert Lowell tenting on their front lawn in Tennessee). 
What is exciting is that Caroline Gordon's novels are in my NY subscription library!
 (They are also, I see at NYPL but my library I am a member of 
and I am more likely to go there and use NYPL for their online resources).
 Anyway, excited for new reading adventures!

I made the cake!!! 
I am working on writing up the recipe for my new blog and hope to have that
ready by next week if at all possible. 

These pictures were to remind me of what I did for the frosting.
Any good butter cream with lemon recipes for frosting that you recommend?
I am still learning to make a really good frosting! 

I need to get a better picture of this small bowl, that I got yesterday
for 99 cents at good will. 
It's really pretty! 

The cake is for our parish feast day tomorrow!
I really hope I get a piece as I want to know how it turned out.

We had a huge storm here tonight!
Thank you everyone who commented on my last post.
I hope to comment back but for now want to say a big thank you for 
your comments, your kindness and thoughts!
It's not easy to blog about hard topics (like loneliness) 
and I can't tell you how grateful I am for such a kind blog community.
A note to Sophy: so you have commented a few times over the years
and we have never connected further.  If you ever want to do so,
just let me know.  I don't know many blog readers nearby,
though I do have a few I know of....
My email address is in this post.
So many to pray for.  
Diana, know that many are praying for Lily - 
those not in the know on this one, go here.
It is SO wonderful to have blog community and the 
support we can offer each other through our prayers and 
online kindness!
May God have mercy on us and save us! 


Diana said...

Awww, thank you for your mention of my blog post about Lily. We are truly grateful to you and so many others who are making time to pray for folks you don't even know. I know God must have His arms wrapped around that little family right now, helping them through this hard time. ♥ Your table settings are so lovely! Your whole house is lovely!! You really have made it so inviting, not only to Mr. Husband, I'm sure... but also making us *out here* feel at home with you. And that strawberry lemon cake... oh to wish that I was in the same town. Yum!! Besides all your blue and white dishes and tableware, I really like your kitchen canister set; not sure what that color is but they sure are pretty and I like the how they were made with a simple look. Hugs and blessings toy ou, Elizabeth! ♥ ♥ You are a treasure! ♥ ♥

Juliana said...

My TNT frosting recipe is from my mom: 1 box powdered sugar, 1 stick of butter softened, 3-4 T. of milk, and a similar amount of cocoa powder if you want it to be chocolate. 1 tsp of vanilla if you want. I find it easiest to work the butter into the powdered sugar and then add the milk by tablespoons, using a hand mixer to judge consistency. It might take more than 4 or less than 3, depending. You can also use less sugar, but you can play around with it some. This produces enough to frost a layer cake generously. It will frost a 9x13 with some left over.

Lisa Richards said...

Your apartment looks like a cozy place to be in a storm. :)
Enjoy your book! Hope you get a taste of that cake! :)