Monday, August 24, 2015

RAINY DAY WISHES

I am one of the few people who likes rainy days—as long as they don't carry the threat of severe storms and tornadoes! Thought I should add that caveat. A soggy late Saturday afternoon and evening gave me a chance to bring out my vintage umbrella while running some errands. Like a lot of things, they just don't make them like they used to! This is one of my three vintage umbrellas circa 1960. It's a pagoda-style umbrella and has the prettiest gray and pink flowers on it. I also have a pretty pink vintage umbrella that I will have to show you sometime.


Rainy days are perfect for baking, and I took advantage of it by baking a cake in the vintage cake pan I found at the flea market that we went to earlier this month. Here is a photo of the pan with the cake. I'm not usually one for buying vintage pans but I was drawn to the heart design on the top of this one, plus the pan itself was a nice size. At just shy of 7 inches in diameter, it's small but that's perfect for our little household. I think it will be a pretty little pan to use for future cakes for teas. 


Speaking of cakes, I found the prettiest cake (gateau) recipe from marie chioca's website (below is a photo from the website where I found it—this is NOT a cake that I made), but it was in French! Luckily, I knew just the person to translate—my sister who is fluent in French and worked at a French-speaking elementary school. She translated it for me and I can hardly wait to try it! She found out it is actually gluten-free, so she plans to try it herself.


Saturday evening found us indulging in a favorite summer treat—freshly-picked sweet corn grown just outside our little town. Its flavor can't be beat. Since I can't have much margarine due to my kidney condition, I flavor mine with some creamy whole-grain mustard as shown below or I just eat it plain. Either way tastes good to me! 

2 comments:

  1. What a lovely umbrella, Kimber. Who would have thought you could still be using one that was around 50 years old! That cake looks yummy.

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  2. Thanks for your note, Christine! It is amazing how so many things have stood the test of time. I guess it was well loved.

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