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March 2, 2013

I finally made it to Axminster to look at the SWSBA group’s paintings which are going to be submitted to the RHS this year. It was good to see all the pictures together and the exhibit’s going to look good. My aubergines are well short of the mark, but I know what to do now.

Frazer did an excellent job of chauferring Pam, Rosie and me to Axminster (we all are pathetic and have a tendency to carsickness) and even booked us a table at the New Inn  on the way home for lunch. I didn’t have my camera with me, but I should have done because although my cheesy chips weren’t much to look at the burger (guaranteed horse-free) and chips, and ham, egg and chips looked considerably more elegant than they sound. Much better than a sandwich from Tesco’s which I’d probably have gone for had I not been in such pleasant company.

I arrived home to the sound of the beloved vacuuming and mopping the kitchen floor – music to my ears. We thought we had a couple of hours left for a mad tidy up before our Spanish students were due to arrive, and I was thinking of making a cake too, but they arrived a little early.chocolate-cake

Opinion was canvassed and it was decided that I should make a cake anyway, so instead of icing it in advance with a ganache or something posh and leaving it to cool, I drizzled icing on the cake as soon as it came out of the oven and we ate it warm.

There’s something very lovely about eating a chocolate cake straight from the oven.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. March 3, 2013 9:46 pm

    That’s a good idea – ganache is fiddly

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