Autumn Beauty: Asters, Mums, Bouquets and Cocoa Spice Cake


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Just a few pretties from the yard and kitchen:

mums-and-asters

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.

fall-planted-crops

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:

cocoa-spice-cake

Bouquets abound:

last-weekends-bouquet

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

sundays-flowers-with-saturdays-cake

Wishing everyone a glorious week!

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