If we were having coffee…or even a cup of tea…you would see a freshly baked cake. I would tell you it is Julia Turshen’s Afternoon Cake from her book Small Victories. It is made with ground almonds and orange rind, and is light and not too sweet.
If we were having coffee…or even a cup of tea…we would talk about the past week, about the three day Level 3 lockdown in Auckland and Level 2 for the rest of the country, about how we were glad to be back at Level 1 where we are, but not that we have to now wear masks on all public transport and not just planes. We would say…well the rest of the world has been doing this for ages, but for us it is still something to get used to, and wasn’t it wonderful that the first vaccines have been administered to the front line border staff.
If we were having coffee…or even a cup of tea…we would say how much we like summer, even though it hasn’t been a particularly good one this year. We would be happy to be sitting outside, enjoying our tea and cake.
If we were having coffee…or even a cup of tea…you would ask me what tea we were drinking and I would say French Earl Grey from tLeafT. We agree it is really fragrant, and a lovely variety of this tea.
If we were having coffee…or even a cup of tea…I would say I missed the Virtual Afternoon Tea this month as I was travelling for work. You say, well, it can’t be helped, but at least you can feature a cake today.
If we were having coffee…or even a cup of tea…we would talk about friends and family overseas, about podcasts (I tell you I was obsessed with The Apology Line), about forthcoming events, about all the things we always talk about. The time passes….
If we were having coffee…or even a cup of tea…I would ask you if you would like to share a roast chicken this evening, and you say yes. So we went into the kitchen and carried on the conversation there.
Thanks to Natalie the Explorer for inviting me to her weekend coffee share blog party. Go and have a look and see who else is there!
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