Oh lovely long weekend, why did you have to end? Going back to school after the official start to summer seems so unkind. We lolly-gagged, lounged and otherwise noodled around with friends and it was all so much fun. We took a trip to the zoo, had dinosaur's picnics, ate outside, had sleepovers, dinner parties and barbeque's and today...well back to school. But as it is the end of year we have all kinds of fun performances and events to be a part of. My son is up there dancing the Virginia Reel amongst many others he has learned this year. I do so love our expeditionary learning school.
I have made my daughter a couple of simple summer outfits based on a pillow case pattern taught to me by Vicki. I want to sew more things but can not seem to find the time right now.
I threw down the jam gauntlet with my good friend and summer jam making accomplice. We have a little arrangement where we get a sample of each others jam. I made my first mini batch this weekend; Rhubarb ginger, recipe here. Ridiculously good, so good in fact, I immediately bought 3 pounds of rhubarb to make a full batch. Vicki the challenge has been made and there is a small Weck jar of jam for you in my fridge. I'll be expecting something in return pretty soon.
That last photo of my daughter is of her chatting on the phone with her best friend. They think it is super funny to call each other up and just chat about stuff like how you could actually catch a fairy, what the funniest joke is, clay insects, you know that kind of thing. It is wonderful and hilarious to listen to her side of the conversation. She is full of the funnies at the moment. The other day she was eating some cheddar cheese and said to Andy, " Wait! Is this dog cheese?" Uhhh...like is that even a thing? Dog cheese? And if it was, would we serve it to her? Still laughing about that one.
Oh and this cake, cinnamon roll cake, is amazing. So good and buttery and I would love to share the recipe with you but I can not find it online anywhere, I got it from Susan at Hometown Girl and if you really want it, I will email it to you. It is resting on the kitchen island and I keep walking past it, slicing an edge off here because honestly that thing is so good, it is rude not to eat it.