As you have probably heard..QC is having a heat wave~ Many other places too I am told..yet BC had summer snow flurries..:(:(
I am loving the sun and blue skies.
I find this hot weather has given me a vacation at home.
You just cannot garden in the 90's and 100's.
You water your pots..make sure your chicken has plenty of water..and.. well you spend time inside...
This is the first home we have owned that has AC..perfect as we are older now..;)
My daughter did invite us to swim in her pool..but we were just right inside:)
It's cherry time so I made my fave cherry cake from here..I have been making it since I found it.. as it is AMAZING..almond and cherries are a perfect match.
So here's le scoop..
I always used a single cherry pitter as I mentioned..I think..lol..
but now I use this fab 6 cherry pitter..Bridget mentioned hers.I found one at Amazon Canada and went for it.It's a keeper.
Mine is Starfrit.
Have you ever seen a cherry growing with another cherry together? This was my first..a perfect little ♥ growing conjoined with a large normal cherry.
The other keeper is this 9 inch Norpro Springform type pan.I forget where I read about it..but mine are old and rusting in spots..this one has a glass bottom..the cake came out perfectly..I didn't even flip it as I always have...and I added more slivered almonds on top.
Those muffins were pretty grand too..recipe is here..To me coffee and a muffin are a sin come true.
We bought figs..disappointing.I love them pink and juicy..oh well I baked some up w/ riotta..honey..pistachios..edible.
But I want the juicy ones.
That top treat is from Marie..You can find her angel cake recipe here.I had fun making a naked cake out of it♥
Thank you Marie~
I bake when it's really hot and when it's really cold..and in between all that;)
So what do I do apart from checking Varage Sale..;)and doing le stricte minimum in my gardens during une canicule?
I decided to try a few color mixing charts..
Scratchmade Journal was my link to how to do one that I could understand..
Here is a link..well above..;)
So ..I still don't get them.
I love that you see what mixing one color w/ another does..it's a form of education and gosh they are pretty.
But don't mess up.
In my Sennelier 12+6..I omitted a green..added it later.It throws everything off.
I still don't even know how to do different method color charts.
And even though my memory can be quite good thank you God..
Paints are like crochet to me.I have to refresh my memory every time if I am not doing it all the time:(
That's why remotes are scary and foreign to me.
If I use a remote twice a yr..how should I remember which of J's 10 remotes do what.How?
I have loved sitting inside in the cool..painting charts and then painting something w/ those paints..different papers etc.
I find I do love Hot Press too.
I love Hahnemuhle..Legion..Strathmore..Arches..St-Armand..
I love paints and papers like I love plants and gardening and baking and baking tools..
Nothing compares to my Littles of course;)
We will be havingNoah's Bday lunch and shop date;) 10.
One of his gifts was a hamster.Chocolate.
The hampster's house is perfect for Noah.:):)Enough architectural wings to keep him interested..The hampster..;)Varage Sale is AMAZING.
I've done more color charts and will keep talking about them:)
I do want to say that a lovely surprise while doing the charts..is that..Prima Tropicals..rock.
Above you see the Classics..I prefer the Tropicals.....
and Raphael travel....I did not like at all.They are not above either.