Our summer vacation (in September -- the best time to go on vacation as far as I'm concerned), started with a weekend in Kingston with my two besties. We had some great meals and took the Thousand Island boat tour. Fun!
Then we headed west and took the Glenora ferry to Prince Edward County (PEC). The Lake in the Mountain is said to be one of the smallest Ontario Provincial Parks around. Maybe, but it has a heck of a view!
Right next door is the Miller House, where we went for a drink...
Fifteen years ago my book Wild in the Kitchen was published. Recently, the publishers decided to print a second edition and create an e-book too. I've decided to celebrate with a book signing at our local cafe. If any of you are in the area, please drop in.
I wonder, are you getting sick of all my cake posts lately? It seems like months have gone by since I did cakes and then all of a sudden, I have several cakes to do at the same time! Life's like that I guess. Maeve celebrated her ninth birthday by having an American Girl party. Apparently, the American Girl for 2015 is Grace Thomas, a gal who goes to Paris accompanied by her French bulldog "Bonbon" and opens up a patisserie. This cake is my version of Grace Thomas's baked offerings, as well as her doggy, all made of fondant. And the cake you might ask? French vanilla, naturellement!
My friends Ken and Yvette celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary on Sunday and they asked me to do the cake. Their theme was "Sun-kissed and windblown." Each table had driftwood she found from the Rouge River, filled with succulents.
The cake slab was from a downed tree Yvette spotted one day on her way home from work. She rang the bell and told the lady why she wanted a piece of wood, and the lady gave it to her. Ken fashioned it to fit the cake.
A lovely couple who celebrated with friends a family. Congrats you two. Here's to many more years of happiness together.