Showing posts from April, 2013

A Word of Thanks

Yesterday, my friend Judith stopped me at church to say that she had something for me. Can you guess what it was?

Isn't it amazing? It's one of the many beautiful quilts made by my friends in Bee Blessed, and I'm just so touched that they made one for hubby, Baby G and me! Thank you so much! What a wonderful blessing it is to have good friends!

xx Tina

Remember Herman?

So, last Saturday, just in time for Easter, Herman the German was ready for baking. As there were 22 of hubby's immediate family gathered together for the holiday, a cake was definitely a welcome addition to our festivities, especially as it tasted wonderful! Moist and dense, the cake had a lovely, crunchy, salty-sweet crust on the top and lots of plump raisins and apple chunks throughout. It reminded me a bit of my Nana's apple cake, but it certainly took a lot more preparation time. Most of that time was just sitting around and waiting, stirring occasionally and adding a few basic ingredients every once in a while, but still, I'm not sure I'd bother with it again, unless, of course, someone gave me another batch! All that aside, the 22 of us made very short work of this Friendship cake, and I'm pretty sure it won me some brownie points! 

The starter's all been used or passed on at this stage, but I can still spread the love by sharing the basic cake recipe as …