Saturday, June 16, 2012

Happy Father's Day Cake, and a Basket

 Fresh berries cake with a lemon zest cream topping


Thinking of the Father's Day post, I asked myself a question: what my father would like? My first thought was a cake, but not just any cake, something my father would eat. Oh, no, he is not a picky one! He has a sweet tooth for our whole big family. However because of his diabetes, he can't eat sweets anymore.  I found a recipe, twisted it a little bit around, and made a diabetic-friendly cake. I know my dad would really enjoy it all to himself! (The recipe is coming in the next post).


Another thought I had was about my/partially dad's garden. Back in January, when my parents were visiting us, my dad started my little garden: he prepared garden beds, changed a soil in the boxes, walked me through on seed preparation  before planting, patiently answered a zillion gardening questions I asked him. Now they are back in Europe, but each time we Skype or talk on the phone, dad always asks me about the garden. And a big thanks to Skype and my blog, he can actually see it growing.  So as another gift from mother-nature and my labor is this basket of today's harvest. 


Today's harvest: tomatoes, basil, jalapeno and banana peppers
I know my dad would be happy seeing those gifts. 


Happy Father's Day! :)

See you, 
Marina

36 comments:

  1. Isn't technology wonderful? I bet he loved seeing your garden growing! :D

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  2. Wonderfully looking cake. It would be perfect for my grandma that has to cut out sugar from her diet, so I can't wait for the recipe:-)

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  3. the cake just looks too enticing...mouthwatering!

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  4. That cake looks marvellous. Its interesting our Mother's Day is the same day as yours but our Father's day isn't until September.

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    1. That is interesting indeed. Some countries don't have Mother's and Father's days at all.

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  5. Fabulous photos Marina - and how satisfying it must have been to harvest those beautiful herbs and veggies! I have a similar relationship with my two daughters as that which you describe. One of my girls lives in France, and we always have a good natter about her balcony garden whenever we talk. I'm just a bit confused about the Father's Day cake. Did your Dad have to use Skype to watch you eat it on his behalf - or did you send him the recipe?? :-)

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    1. Lol, yes Mark, something like that: I ate some cake while talking to him via Skype. My mother is an excellent cook, I am sure she makes him this cake too!

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  6. Very nice, Marina! The cake is beautiful too. I liked hearing about you and your Father gardening together. Nice to know you stopped by too!

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    1. Thanks Jacqueline. Your blog is very charming... :)

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  7. Gorgeous cake! And the photography is so sharp and clear. Beautiful work, Marina!

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    1. Thank you Averie! I appreciate your comment about my photography. For an amateur photographer in me it's a great compliment! :)

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  8. Looks great Marina! Can't wait to see what is in that cake, it looks so light!

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  9. Great looking cake Marina and your harvest looks amazing!

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  10. This looks really a great cake slice. Will be looking for recipe.

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    1. I am glad you like it, Balvinder! :)

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  11. That does look wonderful! We love Skype, too but haven't done it internationally! That would be neat!

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    1. Skype doesn't have borders and customs! :) Neat tool!

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  12. Delicious pictures. Touching post. You are a thoughtful daughter.

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  13. This cake looks like every fathers dream my friend :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  14. Skype is wonderful! And such a nice post. You've got a great garden - my tomatoes aren't close to being ready to harvest!

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    1. I planted my tomatoes on January 6th! :)

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  15. Indeed Skype brings family members and friends so close to each other! The harvest I am sure made your father proud and the sweet would be perfect for him. My father has diebetes too and he abstains from sweets as well!

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    1. My mother has to be very creative as my dad has a sweet tooth for a whole family: no one loves sweets more than him! :)

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  16. What a wonderful father's day gift, I am sure your Dad enjoyed it very much.

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    1. Yes, he did. Especially the harvest... :)

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  17. So thoughtful and that cake looks really delicious!

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