Can you believe we are just days away from
September? Me neither! My younger
daughter started school on Monday, so
she has already finished a whole week.
The public schools start a little later
this week, but unfortunately for them
they also get out later in June too.
I have been busy in spurts with the
baking. The kitchen doesn't have any
progress to show, so no pictures there.
There are just too darn many of those
paying customers that keep calling
for THEIR kitchens and decks to
be done. The nerve! LOL
This was a fun cake to make for a Twin Girl
baby shower. The cake was vanilla inside,
but I tinted it pink so when they cut into it
the pieces of cake were pink and white.
Biscotti! Lots and lots of it for a coffee event at the
library. The top picture is Chocolate Walnut dipped
in Midnight Espresso Chocolate and Apricot Almond
dipped in White Chocolate.
These were traditional Anise with Milk Chocolate and
Orange/Almond, a softer biscotti. I never used to like
biscotti, but I had never had homemade either. It is
easy to make and very tasty when the ingredients
are fresh and the cookies don't break your teeth!
A birthday cake for a 70th birthday for a very patriotic lady.
Vanilla cake w/ lemon curd filling and vanilla buttercream.
Orange Zest knots--yum. These are melt in your
mouth soft and have orange juice and orange
zest in them for flavor.
Sunrise Maple Twists. I am not a big fan of maple, but
I make an exception for these--delicious! They are not
as hard as they look and inside each twist is a streusel
with butter, cinnamon, brown sugar and walnuts.
So we went for a walk up in the woods behind us in a
futile attempt to burn off some of the Maple Twist
calories. This is the brand new water tower that was
installed this summer for the housing development
that is being planned for the future. Isn't the painting
cool? I love the way the painter made it look like
the surrounding forest. I think he did an excellent
job. My neighbor thinks it was a waste of taxpayer's
money. What do you think?
This is the view from the water tower. It is so quiet up
here that you can hear the boats moving along all the
way down on the water.
Here is a size comparison for you. That is my daughter and
our boxer at the base of the tower.
There are several cul de sacs in this new development and
there will be many lots to choose from. A lot of them will
have fantastic views of the water, mountains and town.
I should also note that these lots are right in the
middle of the Tongass Forest. Which means bears.
Lots of them.
Heading back home...
Yesterday was our 21st wedding anniversary!
We went out to dinner and came home to a
chocolate cake with peanut butter frosting.
Is it me, or does it seem like it was just 1988?
Sheesh where do the years go.
My mom is doing well, thanks for everybody
that has been asking. Of course, we always
covet your prayers for her as she continues
with the treatments and we are counting
the days until she can come and visit all of
us ya-hoos up here in AK!