This is the Berry Long Cake with Ginger Crumb, from the Vintage Cakes book. (The recipe is here, scroll down) I have a backlog of desserts I have made from this book to show. This is that wonderful combination of not-too-sweet-berry-good-for-breakfast-type of dessert I love. My changes— I added less berries, because mine were frozen and I didn't want them to make the whole cake too wet, and added about 10 minutes to the cooking time. Delicious.
We have a child in the house turning 8 today. Big stuff! Her Dad took her ice skating, which is awesome. I take them roller skating, and he does the ice skating, so it works out. I love the idea of ice skating, but feel like my shins are going to explode when I actually do it.
I have been sewing a lot, but weird/funny things like 8 pairs of stretch pants in jewel tones for a dance recital. I did sew a skirt for myself inspired my this beauty at Boden and am knitting hat #2 of the season. And I bought yarn for the sweater—I am that much closer to starting it. But then I went to the needlework shop today and decided to start some cross-stitch ornaments (in my mind) and so now that the 8 pairs of jazz pants are done, I got busier (in my mind). And there's our first b-day slumber party part coming up this weekend, and also I got called for jury duty next week, which is a special challenge as a homeschooler (that excuse was denied, I'm tempted to take them with me) so there you go.