small and pretty things

In the midst of life it is the small but lovely things that sing out... like this little bunch of gloriously scented just-picked flowers from the garden... and a piece of sponge cake with lemon curd and cream... I am particularly happy about this as I have finally discovered how to make a light-as-air sponge cake which is also gluten free. A mini-triumph... the best kind, I think.

18 comments:

Sue said...

Yes indeed cake and flowers are bright spots in any day. I have picked a very similar bunch of flowers today as well and I'm just off to bake a chocolate orange loaf.

Chrissie said...

What an uplifting photo, thank you - and the cake looks mouthwatering!

Gilly said...

That sponge looks the best I have ever seen! Mouthwateringly so!

hanmade said...

yummy!....i wish i had those flowers growing in my garden-beautiful :)

4 Lil' Girls said...

The flowers are beautiful, always guaranteed to bring cheer, now that sponge mmmmmmmm i think i'll give it a try & make one!
Karen:)

sea-blue-sky & abstracts said...

Beautiful flowers and delicious looking cake - so uplifting to see these pics, Sue. x

driftwood said...

gluten free lemon curd cake, I am green with envy xxxx

Mag said...

How right you are!

And, judging by the beautiful flowers, your garden must be a delight!

I'm sure the cake is as delicious as it looks! Very mouth-watering indeed!

Frances said...

Oh Sue, I do agree that cake is a triumph! If the temperature here would slip way down below its current 99 degrees F, I would consider turning on the oven and doing some baking myself.

Meanwhile, I will just laze about and contemplate possibilities of sponge, cream and lemen curd.

xo

Sue said...

How perfect, pretty flowers and delicious cake! It's the little things in life that give us the most pleasure isn't it!

ljw said...

What a beautiful posy of flowers. I'm inspired to go into the garden right now......

A time to dance said...

I totally agree it is often the simple things which give the most pleasure if we don't let the complexities of life take over and smother them...

JP said...

looks wonderful!

Lyn said...

oh both look delicious!
xxx

acornmoon said...

More than a mini triumph I'd say.

The flowers caught my eye, in particular the Alstroemeria. I love that plant but cannot grow it to save my life. It seems to do so well in neighbours gardens, what is the secret?

Anonymous said...

My favourite kind of arrangement! Recipe please though! Do check out my blog and see my attempt at printing such jug of blooms....
http://androushka-calicoheart.blogspot.com/

ps your last post about finishing things struck a chord...my house if full of started but yet to finish projects!

Jackie said...

Oh you have astrantia! I love it but alas...so do the slugs. I think you need to share that recipe.

John Valenty said...

Wow the cake looks delicious!