Monday, 22 November 2010

tis seasonal to be... coughing

Smitonius:

Fell foul of some bug or another, so slipped out of the blogosphere. So did my nephew (catch a bug, I know that he is very advanced for his age... but at 3 1/2 he is not yet blogging). Though the last time he was amused at getting a cough ('I am a Coughosaurus', he claimed delighted), he wasn't so much this time.

Sonata may not like this month too much, but I can't say I agree: I love being able to drag out jumpers (though, do any of you have the moth plague? Not a thing a knitter relishes having to deal with); dust off the winter coats (never knowingly fashionable, but bought a vintage faux fur job earlier in the year... and it is - almost - like being an 'it' girl); buy gorgeous seasonal vegetable at the farmer's market (Curly Kale, though not Brussel Sprouts!); try all sorts of new and old anti-virus remedies (actually, no, that bit is a lie).

Anyway, although I have not been up to anything faintly interesting craft-wise lately (new work responsabilities gained unexpectedly earlier in the year have knocked the needles out of my hands), there is always something to blog about. Although not that many people watched the television series 'The Great British Bake Off', we did in this household. So, imagine our delight, when we visited the farmer's market on Sunday:


One of the ten bakers was selling cakes, he has called his enterprise 'The Cake Stop'. His treacle tart was the lightest and most fragrantly lemony version I have ever tasted, and as for his apple and cinamon cake... words failed my other half. We couldn't resist these buns in a jar (soaked in Cointreau - does that work against coughs?!):

Yum. Have searched the internet in vain to find out his name, but he fell foul of the judges too early in my opinion (and now I have tasted his cakes... I can't imagine why!). Other participants have blogs, like Ruth at The Pink Whisk, and the winner Edd at He Eats. So if you need some more droolworthy pics, click on.....

6 comments:

JaneLock said...

Get better soon. Cointreau counts towards your 5 a day; I'm sure it does!

Kate on Clinton said...

Cointreau-soaked buns in a jar sound like a perfect remedy for a cough! Wish I had some right now.

colleen said...

Definitely a fan of November. And lucky you finding cakes by the lovely lad - I can't remember his name either - but wasn't he wanting to be a baker like his grandfather or something? So wonderful when someone with a passion finds a way to make a living from it. Which market is he at?

Marcheline said...

Wish you had a better photo of the guy in the apron - he looks like a tasty cupcake!

Feel better soon!

Tania said...

How decadent those soaking buns sound! I have no doubt the general anaesthetic effect from all that Cointreau swimming would be just the ticket for coughosaurus conditions. (get better quick!)

mountainear said...

All sounds a bit too good to be true! Could just manage a Cointreau soaked bun......don't suppose he's coming to a market near us is he?