I’ve had such a wonderful couple of days, and while I am busy with preparations for some beautiful upcoming cakes, I wanted to take just a few moments to share something a little more personal in this post. Feel free to skip ahead to the brownies, though, if that’s what you’re really here for!
The Search For The Perfect Wedding Dress:
My eldest daughter and grandson are visiting from out of town and I, of course, just love having them here. I’ve written about Sarah, her fiancé Michael, and their gorgeous son, Harrison once before. You may remember their owl & cherry blossom engagement cake from this post.
While visiting, Sarah had arranged an appointment to try on some wedding dresses, and I was so excited when she asked me to come along! After a last minute panic (“I did remember to confirm my appointment, didn’t I?!”) we arrived and marveled at all of the beautiful gowns, shoes and other accessories.
It’s easy to see how choosing a wedding dress can be a difficult task with so many different styles and options to choose from! Sarah also had two of her bridesmaids come along – one of her best friends, and my younger daughter – to offer their feedback and help her with these tough decisions.
I can tell you that, happily, she found a gorgeous dress, and I can’t wait to see her wear it on her wedding day. I’m so glad to have been able to share in the experience, and pleased for Sarah that she can check off one more thing on her wedding preparation checklist!
Grain-free, Strawberry-Topped Macadamia Brownies:
Adapted from one of my brownie recipes to be not only gluten free, but grain free also, I was inspired to make these brownies thanks to some delicious macadamia nuts, and a punnet of beautiful, fresh strawberries. The fact that I happen to be celebrating my birthday this week provided all the excuse I needed to test out this new, macadamia brownie!
Chocolate, macadamia nuts, fresh cream, juicy strawberries…are you still with me?
I am so happy with this recipe – I don’t think it needs any improvements with taste or texture, but I do plan to adjust the recipe further and trial a dairy free and then completely vegan version, and very soon.
I must confess…there was one thing wrong with these brownies. They seemed to evaporate, to disappear into thin air as soon as they were put on the plate! For now, the mystery remains unsolved, and that is certainly NOT something I think anyone should look into too seriously…
Thanks for reading and I hope you have a wonderful day!