Just a few pretties from the yard and kitchen:


On Friday, that bed above got an infusion of spring daffodils and giant hyacinths. Fortunately, an unusually late first frost has allowed the trough below to make up for its very late planting. We’ve enjoyed so much lettuce already, while the rest of the greens and mustard race the frost faeries.


Although the temperatures are back up again, a cool weekend encouraged this experimental cocoa spice cake with chocolate ganache from the delightful cookbook, Afro Vegan. This one uses coconut milk and mashed avocado for creaminess, and with cayenne, ginger and nutmeg, it was, indeed, spicy enough to delight some foodie friends and their other guests:


Bouquets abound:


And here you can see Sunday’s flowers with Saturday’s cake:


Wishing everyone a glorious week!

Source: https://laurabruno.wordpress.com/2016/10/17/autumn-beauty-asters-mums-bouquets-and-cocoa-spice-cake/