The weather was exactly like today 28 years ago, told my mother on the phone.
In the morning I cut pecan nuts very fine, mixed them with soft dates and coconut flakes and pinch of salt. Covered a pan with it. Mixed frozen strawberries, half an avocado and coconut flakes and poured over the nut-crust. A circle of raspberries and a dotted circle of blueberries. To the freezer. Forgotten there.
To town. Today I took the bus. Walked around, had a coffee reading the newspaper. Bought olives and salad. Wished that olive trees grew here.
In the bus, grandmother called. Viiru was sleeping by her side while we talked. Grandfather read newspaper. The bus got packed of home-goers. First time that I took the bus home, the first stop after the first traffic lights by the lake.
Sliced, peeled, cut, chopped, sprouted a salad of cucumber, celery, green lentil sprouts, cantaloup melon, pea sprouts. Roasted seeds, olives. A pie of trumpet chanterelles, onion, bell pepper, tomatoes, soya cream. Bread with olive paste.
Ate well with friends. Not before that I remembered the cake. It was frozen, but good with whipped oat cream. More than half left.
A piece for you with a cup of chamomile tea.
Happy Birthday Anna Emilia. Sounds like you have had a most splendid day.ReplyDelete
I so much want to wish in such a lovely day:)
I wish fulfillment of our deepest wishes, I wish more magic all around you, I really want to pleasing you people, but you did and please people. Implementation of creative ideas, joy and goodness!
Suppose that you are smiling happy people, and you smiled back!
Happy Birthday, Anna Emilia!
Happy new year of your life:)
Is it your birthday? Well many happy wishes from a place where olives trees do grow. I send you their happy vibes of warm weather and fruits of sunshine.ReplyDelete
Your dessert and table decorations look fit for a fairy.
Happy birthday, darling girl!!! xoxoReplyDelete
Happy birthday, dear Anna Emilia.ReplyDelete
Congrats to your mom - and thank you for the delicious piece. I have a cup of Caro-coffee.
dear anna emilia, HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!:) your cake is so, so, so, so lovely!! and the idea with the wood+stones.. is so, so nice. + touching my heart. all the best and many, many lovely, heart warming days and years for you!! lotte.:)ReplyDelete
Happy birthday wishes from Germany! Just stay as you are! I´m (a silent reader and) admiring you and your art from far away :-)ReplyDelete
Oh Anna...thank you for the Tea and cake...HAPPY BIRTHDAY sweet lady...on your 28th(so young) I wish you all the dreams in the World to come true...ReplyDelete
HUGS and may you know you are ALWAYS welcome here in our home for Tea and cake!
Happy Birthday! Palju Onnes!ReplyDelete
Dear Anna! Have the most wonderful birthday and coming year! Kiss and hugs!ReplyDelete
(When I first saw the cake I thought 'this looks like a sweet Stonehenge'...)
happy birthday Anna Emilia! :DReplyDelete
Sound like a great day, frozen cake included.ReplyDelete
The cake looks beautifully delicious, thank you for a piece and some tea ^^
Happy Birthday!! and thank you very much for the cake and chamomile tea :)ReplyDelete
Happy, happy birthday!!ReplyDelete
Oh, yum, yum, yum! And, it's so pretty too. Happy birthday.ReplyDelete
Onnea ja iloa! Menu kuulostaa ihanalta!ReplyDelete
Happy Birthday dear Anna Emilia! All your dreams to come true! Keep up the wonderful and poetical blog, photos, writings and drawings:-)ReplyDelete
it's your birthday? lucky you! have a good one. :)ReplyDelete
i've never thought to put avocado in cake...but i love avocado in everything so i'm sure it was delicious. i can't wait until we have fresh berries over here again...
hei anna emilia! hyvää synttäripäivää! toivon että meni ihanasti sulle, kuulostaa siltä kyllä. :)ReplyDelete
where do you live? it looks like summer...ReplyDelete
Joyeux anniversaire Anna !ReplyDelete
happy birthday, dear anna emilia! this cake looks so amazing, i never saw one this red and never tasted one with an avocado in it.ReplyDelete
i hope the best new year lies ahead of you!
Dios que color!! dan ganas de darle un mordisco a la pantalla!!
Dear Anna Emilia, 28 is a wonderful age, I am 28 too :) my mum always talks about the night when I was born on my birthdays, somehow it is nice to hear these stories...she even kept the tiny bracelet with my name on from the hospital...I think it would fit to fingers know :)ReplyDelete
I wish you a wonderful day, with lots of love around you......well you already have the best looking cake :)
All my love from Sydney
Happy Birthday! The pie is so beautiful and it sounds like you had a wonderful time. Wishing for some sun near you soon.ReplyDelete
Happy Birthday, dearest Anna Emelia! I'm wishing you all the very best! Sabine xReplyDelete
happy birthday!! the pie looks delicious!ReplyDelete
oh that looks delicious! i would like a piece please!ReplyDelete
Happy birthday! It seems it has been a lovely day. And the cake... sounds yummy (and without sugar, even better!) Would you share the recipe?ReplyDelete
And one more time ; ¡ HappY BirThDaY !ReplyDelete
happy belated birthday Anna. the cake looked delicious xReplyDelete
Joyeux anniversaire, un peu en retard, mais le coeur y est !ReplyDelete
Happy birthday little late, but from the heart !
Thank you so much everyone (:ReplyDelete
Dear Caterine, here is the cake recipe:
For the crust I chopped 2,5 dl of pecan nuts with a knife to a very fine texture. A mixer would do the thing much quicker, but I wanted to give my love to the nuts (: I mixed them with 2,5 dl of coconut flakes, 300 grams of dried and finely chopped (again a mixer might be handier) dates (which had soaked for 15 minutes in warm water), pinch of salt and one table spoon virgin olive oil (or some other (raw) oil). This crust I pressed to a pan and made small frames on the edge.
For the strawberry filling I used half an avocado, 2,5 dl coconut flakes and about 1 liter of frozen strawberries. Some agave syrup might make the thing better for persons who like it sweeter. This I poured over the crust and decorated with raspberries and blueberries. And then, I forgot it to the freezer for the whole day even just an hour or two would be enough. Remember to take it out from the freezer around half an hour before serving (:
Hopefully you enjoy it!
dear anna emilia,ReplyDelete
happy birthday although i'm late...it sounds like you had a wonderful day, and your cake looks so lovely. i wish you a wonderful 29th year (i'm 28 too) :) xoxx
thanks a lot!ReplyDelete
i will try it soon. i am very curious to try this 'not cooked' crust. it intrigues me.
happy belated birthday Anna Emilia!ReplyDelete
enjoy your week end.
oh that cake!!!!
Oh yes, I'd love a piece. Thank you.ReplyDelete
and I hope your birthday was just as you hoped.ReplyDelete