Which do you think is more beautiful? This unfolding Suede Buttons blossom or this piece of gingerbread cake with lemon cream cheese frosting? I can’t decide. I used THIS recipe from Bon Appétit magazine which you can find here should you decide you can’t live one more second without taking a bite of this cake. The only change I made in the recipe was to use canola oil instead of melted butter and Steens Pure Cane Syrup from Louisiana instead of light molasses. My gardening sister Dottie, is in Louisiana right now and I do hope she brings me back another bottle of Steens as I am about to run out and that would really be… well, unfortunate.
Wyatt Earp was caught red-handed with his big head in the batter when I turned my head for a minute, but by the time I ran back with the camera he denied all wrong doing and suggested instead that I focus my investigation on Corky Lynn. He loves to blame her for his misdeeds. What he doesn’t realize is that he is the ONLY cat I know that likes to eat batter or frosting.
My neighbor gave me this sassy little chandelier which she was given by an elderly woman she takes care of today. Both think it is beyond ugly, but Cathy knew right away I would want it. I mean look at it in all of it’s bright glittering fabulousness.
Finally, on a more serious note, I feel I should acknowledge the dark day in Blacksburg, Virginia. 32 people shot and killed on the campus of Virginia Tech. My niece and nephew graduated from that campus in recent years. What can be said about SOMETHING so terrible? A blog feels frivolous at a time like this. I thought of not posting today. I thought of posting and not mentioning it. I thought of just carrying on tomorrow and avoiding the subject altogether. Nothing seems right, except maybe to bow one’s head in silence.