If we were having coffee…or even a cup of tea…we would talk about the weather, about all the sunshine we have had, about lovely strolls in the Botanic Gardens, about the hope for a good summer. I tell you I had a lovely walk to Pilates on Saturday morning, stopping to chat to the little ginger cat who is often spotted in the gardens, and the young man with bright blue eyes who was sitting next to him on a bench.
If we were having coffee…or even a cup of tea…I would serve you a slice of orange and honey melt-and-mix cake* from Sophie Hansen’s book In Good Company. I say I just made a small cake, halving the recipe, but it still worked and we agree it was full of flavour and light and fluffy.
If we were having coffee…or even a cup of tea…we would agree that a few days ago we were thinking of plans to go to Europe to visit family and friends, but now with the latest news of the new variant of Covid we wonder if those plans will need to be delayed for another year.
If we were having coffee…or even a cup of tea…we would cheer ourselves up and talk about our summer plans, about forthcoming exhibitions to go to (Hilma af Klint, Rita Angus) films we want to see (The French Dispatch) and places we want to go (the beach).
If we were having coffee…or even a cup of tea…I would say, look at the time! I hope you will stay for dinner. You say yes you will, and as usual we settle down to an evening of food, wine and conversation.
*You can find the recipe for the cake here, as well as some other baking ideas from Sophie Hansen’s book In Good Company. I have made all three from that particular book and can say that all three were excellent.
Post entered in the weekend coffee share hosted by Natalie the Explorer.
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