Chez nous.. Last night out the back for our first dinner al fresco this season at the bigger table..
At 4pm this aft..I had a cake ready..and a main course and had just baked a sage cornmeal bread, from a book my neighbor lent me:)It was glorious out and I had a bottle of Le Bonheur on ice..
I decided to ask my neighbour for an impromptu meal.She has been working so hard on her gardens..and has just had her home painted.. she was happy at the way it turned out and I thought she might like to see her new home from our home:)~
We had a small Jacque's prosciutto appetizer~
Fresh tomato,basil and garlic pasta..I love the freshness of that dish..you just let your cherry tomatoes..evoo,basil,garlic ,s and p..sit for a few hours then add fresh cooked linguini..toss and serve~w/ parmigiano grated on the spot..on the side..some crushed pepperoncinis...
and Le Bonheur~
I love lemon and I love Lavender..
I had googled..and found so many different recipes..
I just wanted to make a small cake..so I combined a few recipes and then halved it..
Basically it's really a lemon yogurt cake.. w/ the usual butter and eggs and flour and lavender~ The glaze is icing sugar and butter and lavender and lemon juice..It just hits the spot~
I sliced 3 small pieces and sprinkled a dusting of additional icing sugar and topped w/ a few sprigs of lavender..
Chamomile tea.. the birds chirping..the clematis blooming~
And a comfy trio.
Hope to have a few more evenings out..summer is raining by!
PS I have been very lucky over the past little while to receive sweet awards..Thank you so much..The reason I have not replied in kind is that when I began..I told my friend that I was so flattered but I am not interesting enough to chat about :)..I prefer the subject of you:)And then I could never pick people. I am sending out a virtual award to everyone that has taken the time to leave a nice comment..or that has shared something or that has inspired or made me smile..made me laugh..Amazed me with their talents in cooking, gardening, photography, decorating..being a parent,books,being a nana.I am so new to all of this..I just hope I can keep having ideas..I go back to some blogs that knocked my socks off last year..discovered they had been doing this for years! And wondered where do they get all their ideas?
Some are gone now and some on hiatus and I miss them.I hope to keep being inspired to continue.
I watched the New Food Network Star last night and they told Eddie.. goodbye because they are not his recipes..
I don't think I have ever invented one..I am just part of a wheel that is moving the recipes along while enjoying it tremendously!I would be gone..I am Eddie here:)
Basically..I bake and cook for the pleasure of home..the creative aspect of it..and taking photos!!It's relaxing after work..or before.. we have quite a bit of inclement weather in winter and I prefer it to many other things.I love to learn and all of you are great role models.
You guessed it..I am the person who when she gets an email stating send this to 7 friends and something will happen..I don't..I don't have 7 personal friends that would play along:)
They worry me actually:) My blog list is small..I have gotten to know and favor a few..and they pop up on my screen everytime something is new..I am certain the list will grow..I need time:) To get to know how things really work..
So please know that the awards are cute cute..they make me smile..but the above is about as much as I have to say about me:)
Now if I was in Le Tour De France:)~
1 ½ cup flour
1 tsp baking powder
pinch of salt
¼ tsp baking powder
85 gr of butter
1 cup of sugar
1 tbsp lemon rind
3 tbsps lemon juice, 2 tbsp firm natural yogurt
1 tbsp of dried lavender buds(my own)warmed in 1 cup of buttermilk.
Mix dry ings.
Cream butter and sugar and cream until light and fluffy add egg.. beat well add flour and buttermilk alternatively ending with flour.Add rind and juice.
Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven(I did 325 convection)for ap 4o mins..until toothpick testJ
Make your glaze with 1 cup of icing sugar 1 tbs of melted butter and enough lemon juice until you love the consistency.
Drizzle on cooled unmolded cake..sprinkle with more blue eyed fairy buds~
PPSS...The clematis in the first photo are 2 of Betty Corning..one of my all time favorite floriferous clematis.