You will rarely hear me say the best..of..as there are too many bests:) But when my daughter told me about this cake she recently made..I..who am married to a chocolate cake lover..thought: "Try it!"..
And so I did..and I have many favorite chocolate cake recipes I have amassed over the last 40 yrs..
But this one takes "le cake":)
For the texture..taste..and ease..
You can find and print the recipe here..Sooooo gooood♥
It's from Ina~I enjoy her so much~
And my daughter..I really enjoy her so much:)
Make it..you will see♥
Not the one to the left~ That's a felt pastry~ I think they would make cute Christmas ornaments for the bakers you know~
I will make the cake again..and again..and try and get a post worthy photo all unto it's own..but it's summertime..and the plants are more pressing:-)
I groomed the beds within an inch of their lives yesterday~ Cut back all the Forget Me nots..that's always a passsage of time chore..
In the garden ...poppy season is almost done..some petals fell yesterday..
These salmon ones are my favorites in the larger ones..the bright oranges and reds don't seem to last as long as these..
Take the time to peek into poppies if you can..they are one of the miracles I mentioned..
Exquisite creations..don't you think?
I took out my Windsor Newtons..
I still remember when they looked this new:)
and painted a journal page or two..
The most unsightly poppy appeared..yet I took such pleasure in doing them..The uncanny part is that I found a small feather.. with a salmon tip ..right after I painted it..so I added it to the journal..
This is a painting I would pull out of a journal in the past.but I have decided to leave the errors in also..or else how will I learn.I picked it..cinged the stem and ket it in a short stout vase..it opened like a pancake:(Sounds like I am blaming the poppy..t's not her fault:)
Influenced by Sara's Midda's book... the second one now..I can be a bit compulsive when it comes to book love..blog love..garden love..recipe love..
It's a wonder of a book.. on Pinterest..they showed how to make gift tags with trying to do the lines of her book..it works..I dedicated my Tag to Paris Breakfasts Carol as she is the one that alerted me to this second book of Sara's I now have the pleasure of having here.
Another very good idea gleaned from Carol..I took out my watercolor sets and painted individual swatch cards to keep in the boxes..this gives me a much better idea of what the colors actually look like..
I have ordered a small set from England in a tin box and am excited for them..I do recommend a box I have for travel...that is very affordable in the USA at various places..
The Koi travel box w/ integrated brush..I plan on getting another for Max for Christmas..next time I visit the USA.
The small Cotman is genius too..and colors brilliant..I've not yet bought one with the water reservoir incorporated..I would perhaps covet that next:-) The Koi..has the magic brush..we all have favorites..the large Koi brush is a travel..backyard coup de coeur.
And if you love poppies as much as I do..you can download this poppy wrapping kit..I enjoyed wrapping a gift for a friend with it~All her free downloads are beautiful~Elli~
I don't have any other posts prepped.. so I'll say it now..
Posting it early for Bloglovin..would hate to stop seeing some of you and I understand it has to be done..?