Monday, January 08, 2007

Baking the blues away

It is wet and windy again. Too horrid to be outside in spite of the mild temperatures. The cosiest room in the house on days like these is the kitchen. A big window looks out on the fields and woodland area of our garden where some escapee sheep are gazing back at me. There is hole in a fence somewhere and these ladies keep making a beeline for my garden, they seem unperturbed by the *dogs who are a little perturbed by their intrusion. The Technical Advisor and our neigbour rounded them up and sent them home yesterday but they are back today. It's hard to say for sure, but somehow I feel it is the same group of reprobates who break out each time.

On days like these I want to be in the kitchen, cooking big pots of soup or stew and baking of course. Nigel Slater's Marmalade Cake fits the bill today. A damp orangey cake, lovely with a cup of tea.

* I discovered Oakley sitting at the table googling ways to discourage sheep.....


Blogger yvette said...

Your marmalade cake looks great, I used to make a marmalade cake and loved it, I have to find some marmalade somewhere. Our weather is miserable today too, definitely staying home and drinking tea kind of weather.

Monday, January 08, 2007 12:44:00 pm  
Anonymous Maggie said...

Your marmalade cake looks so yummy Rebecca! We're having one of those grey, wet and cold days today. So did Oakley (who is so cute) get any answers from Google?

Monday, January 08, 2007 12:57:00 pm  
Anonymous Karen said...

I love the picture of Oakley, and the cake seems just the thing for a day like this.

Monday, January 08, 2007 4:02:00 pm  
Blogger Elizabeth said...

MMMmmm. I would love a slice of that right now, except my daughter made me my January Birthday cake last night and my waistline has expanded. But give me a day or two and I'll be ready!
Love your dog!

Monday, January 08, 2007 4:26:00 pm  
Anonymous Nora said...

Does Oakley want to come down here and play with Sheeba? Tell him it's summer and we're near the beach...

Monday, January 08, 2007 10:21:00 pm  
Anonymous marjorie said...

I have never made marmalade cake, but it sounds delicious and I'll have to find a recipe. Your dog looks very cute searching the internet. Did she find any useful information?

Monday, January 08, 2007 10:36:00 pm  
Blogger Arianwen said...

The cake looks yummy. You are lucky that Oakley surfs and doesnt sit. All of my cats like to type! They add all kinds of things to the computer

Tuesday, January 09, 2007 8:08:00 am  
Blogger Stephanie said...

Oh how funny. I was just thinking about making marmalade cake today. And I have never made marmalade cake.
Thinking about marmalade cake and Paddington Bear.

Tuesday, January 09, 2007 8:43:00 am  
Blogger littlejennywren said...

Don't you hate it, every time you turn your back the dog is on the computer.
That cake looks just the ticket for a wet and wild day.

Wednesday, January 10, 2007 10:01:00 am  
Blogger weirdbunny said...

The year I was pregnant with Gwenny we has 4 sheep under the lounge window for weeks. They were travelling to us from the other side of the valley each day. I felt such a nusiance calling the farmer each day, but pregnancy and shhep don't mix well. The rain is awful here in south wales too.

Wednesday, January 10, 2007 9:01:00 pm  
Anonymous victoria said...

Add some knitting to your tea and cake and you may just have heaven!
I'm watching snowflakes that are as fat as small cookies drift out of the sky right now--too bad we can't combine our treats....

Wednesday, January 10, 2007 10:04:00 pm  
Anonymous Wendy said...

I bet all that yummy cake has gone by now.

Friday, January 12, 2007 6:59:00 pm  
Blogger Dorothee said...

Hi, I love Northern Wales ... we used to live in Manchester and went to Wales much too infrequently.

Lovely Saris!

Monday, January 15, 2007 6:00:00 pm  

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