Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Disconnected



For a several days I've been stuck unable to finish a post that my son and I wrote together. It was a great experience to cook, to laugh, to write. And all I have left is to put all threads together into a canvas of what suppose to be a post about our amazing little adventure. But as it sometimes happens when you write (or do something different), I got stuck. I know, that for me the best way to clear my mind is to disconnect myself from the task for some time. I turned off my computer, and didn't look it's way for two days. 




I occupied myself with other activity: I baked a cake! I see a smile on your faces, yes, yours truly made a birthday cake for... well, my birthday, which is today. 
Another reason why I baked was watching too much of Cake Boss (TV show) and my recent trip to Carlo's Bakery. 




In this cake I combined few of my favorite ingredients: polenta, raspberries, and lemon. 
Enjoy! And come back for the recipe... :)


See you,
Marina

40 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday! Your cake looks divine!

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  2. Happy Birthday, Marina! Love your pictures and your cake looks delicious!

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    1. Thank you Sheila! I am glad you like it... :)

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  3. Happy Birthday Marina!! I hope it was a wonderful one. What a gorgeous cake. Whenever I watch those cake shows I feel like eating cake so much :P

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    1. Thank you Lorraine! Well, this show made me want to bake something, and that's very impressive because I am not a sweet eater...:)

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  4. Happy Birthday :)

    the cake looks delicious

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  5. Happy birthday Marina! These shots look excellent. You def are a professional photographer. I will be waiting for the cake. Love anything made with polenta.

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    1. Aww, thanks Alida! You are very sweet... I am very far from being a professional photographer, but thank you for the compliment. It means a lot to me. :)

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  6. Happy birthday!!! You made me curious..a cake with polenta???

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    1. Thank you! Yes, cake with polenta, I was surprised too! :)

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  7. Happy birthday! Hope you have a great day! I know what you mean ... sometimes a few days off is the best was to refocus!

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    1. Thank you Jane! Everything needs cleaning: our home needs to be cleaned regularly, our car, our body, and our brain! :) Although with brain we often procrastinate until it just must be done! :)

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  8. My goodness I want some of that cake! Happy Birthday.

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    1. Thank you! Come over for the cake! :)

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  9. Happy Birthday (or day after). This blogging stuff is fun, not work, so when you get stuck - and we all get stuck - I agree doing something else is the best thing. I should actually take vacations from my computer from time to time - I spend way too much time online. Waiting breathlessly for the recipe!

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    1. Thank you John! Somehow over the years I've learned instead of forcing things just let it rest for a while, and then the task becomes much easier. The expression "sleep on it" was born out of someone's experience...:)

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  10. Happy Birthday! And I can't wait for the recipe to this cake. I'm aready thinking of all the fruits I could use...

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    1. Thanks Linda! Yes, fruits and fillings too. I actually combined two recipes here, and it came out as a nice summer dessert. :)

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  11. Happy Birthday my fried :D
    I love the photos, so fresh and you deserved this beautiful cake :)

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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    1. Thank you Uru! You are such a good friend! :)

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  12. Happ birthday!!! It's a beautiful cake you baked yourself... What a pleasure to be disconneted sometimes, hein????

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  13. Happy Birthday, again :) Would love some of that good looking cake!

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    1. Thanks! Come over and you'll get one! :)

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  14. Two days late but: happy birthday! I hope you've had a wonderful day.
    I am curious to know the recipe of your cake. It looks amazing!

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    1. Thank you! You are not late, it's a birthday week anyway! :)

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  15. Happy Birthday:)... The cake looks delicious:)

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  16. It's so easy to get stuck isn't it. I do exactly the same, distract myself. Although if I made a cake every time I'd be the size of a house. The cake looks great, looking forward to the recipe.

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    1. Lol, I know! That's why I don't bake too often, but I have many interests in other areas, so it helps! :)

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  17. Happy Birthday (belated)!!!! That cake looks fabulous! Can't wait for the recipe :) :)

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  18. Happy Birthday - the cake looks delicious.

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    1. Thank you Liz! Come back for the recipe! :)

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  19. First of all belated Happy Birthday!!! All the best for you:-) Then I have to admit and I am soooooo coming back for the recipe hihihi:-)

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    1. Thanks Joanna! You are not late, we are still celebrating it...:) Recipe of this cake is posted, come see it! :)

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