And Saturday proved it well..
I went to our brocante bright and early.. 9.30..still parking on main area..where the pond is..by the time I left 10.45..people buzzing and having to park up the hill..
I bought 2 little things..and will think of two more..
I left the Mr McGregor things there..who will want these things one day when I am no longer using them..
I learned lessons this week..about being older..being alone..maybe that's what stopped me in my tracks..
..anyways I love going there..everyone's got a story..everyone..and the sellers often tell you if you are open to listening..and I am.
Came home..did a bit of baking..for Father's Day at Caroline's..then I went to our waterfont church to try fluffy cloud plein air painting..the parking lot was packed!
I never knew QC had a Red Hat Society.. yes.. an event there..so I went to the next best waterfront spot..there was a table waiting for me and I enjoyed every moment..no one came to peek at what I was doing and left me alone:)
A wash dries fast in the brilliant sunshine on a breezy day by the water;) Lesson learned..and a clip.
All Our Fingers In The Pie..on her other blog Violets In My Garden..Sarah..used that cuteness of a cake pan..I could not bring myself at my age to get one..until I found a knock off ..silicone on Ebay.
The result was perfection..
I was very happy with the outcome of this cake.. I found the recipe here..:)
I wanted to use what I had on hand..
What I liked is that there was not too much batter..less than needed to fill the mold..so each honeycomb..pulled apart..my family thought the cake was lovely..me too:)
I'll post the recipe at the end..I used fine semolina that looks like flour..and yet you still got a slight crunch..the orange was refreshing..
Keeper recipe and mold.
The second dessert was DEELICIOUS and a keeper too..will share it soon..
I got hooked on lobster rolls while away..and got a craving so I made those one night and will again..
Father's Day was relocated to Caroline's (bless her heart!) and was wonderful..I think all 3 dads enjoyed their get together and dinner..great burgers..salads etc..
I think get togethers with family are so important if you can.
The kids have fun..and the adults too..no one in the world makes me laugh like them.No one.
3/4 cup plus 2 tbsps all purpose flour
3/4 cup fine grind cornmeal
1 cup..2 sticks unsalted butter,softened
3/4 cup plus 2 tbsps sugar
3/4 tsp salt
2 tbsps plus 1 1/2 tsp honey
1/2 tsp finely grated orange zest..(I doubled that)
Pre-heat oven to 325F
Coat your pan with non stick cooking spray and set aside
In a small bowl whisk flour and cormeal until just combined,set aside
In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted w/ the paddle,cream butter,sugar,salt,honey and orange zest until pale and fluffy about 5 minutes..add eggs one at a time incorporating fully before adding another..Using a rubber spatula fold in the flour mixture into the butter mixture until just combined
Pour the batter in the prepared pan and bake 40 mins or until golden brown and a skewer comes out clean
Please refer to her notes for additional info~
Each perfect little comb..pulls apart so well.
Welcome to QC Summer..I have been waiting for you..The Littles finish school..markets have home grown produce..berries are plentiful..garlic scapes..herbs..all gifts.