Saturday, June 9, 2012

Winter is upon us

...not a bad haul for my first attempt at growing sweet potato, eh?
There's heaps of little ones that I left in for next year's crop.  Couldn't believe the big ones that I pulled! 

This is a cake from a little cafe that used to be in Chico (California) named "Corey's" - this is their Oatmeal Cake.  I made it using Spelt porridge and it has the most wicked topping made with walnuts, coconut, brown sugar and butter. I've filled 2 containers full of slices for lunchboxes and we've all enjoyed a warm piece after lunch too. Mmm. This is a cake best stashed away in the freezer me thinks - it is very more-ish.

and these pictures are from my little overnight getaway with my darling friend Liz - at the Park Hyatt.  The architecture is astounding.  It is modern art deco and mimics parts of the body.  Twas a wonderful outing!

Oh Melbourne - how I love to be cradled in your charm and character and coffee!

Third Trimester now - Baby in just over 3 months!


Jane @ Shady Baker said...

Oh so lovely to hear from you Amy! Your cake looks divine and those sweet potatoes...well done! I planted some last year and I think they rotted in the ground?! Maybe I need to try again. The Hyatt looks incredible :)

Michele said...

those sweet potatoes look lovely well done!
Any chance you can share the the cake recipe?

Mom said...

Oh what fun you must have had with Liz. I was wondering how you and Nic would have gotten away together! I bet you really enjoyed yourself.
I am making the Corey's Oatmeal Cake for the camping trip to Jed this year and I'm looking forward to eating it up! Soooo good!
You might try eating the little sweet potatoes. I buy them at Trader Joe's all the time....yummy! Wonder if they'd grow up here???