The prep work for this actually began over a week ago because my daughter made the Limoncello. The glaze only took 2 tablespoons of it but it made the cake, so definitely worth it. Now, of course, I have a bottle of Limoncello in my freezer. A little too sweet for me, but I am sure I will drink it eventually.
She halved the sugar the recipe called for, and substituted the jam it called for with fresh raspberries. It was still plenty sweet.
I keep a line-a-day five-year diary, and noticed that it was about this time last year that the hummingbirds showed up. So I made up some nectar and did see my first hummingbird yesterday!
My little city has a chalk art festival each year, and it took place over this weekend. Unfortunately for them, however, we had storms moving through the entire time. We made it out yesterday during a sunny period and many of the drawings had been washed away.
Some were saved by being covered by plastic.
This young man was just finishing redrawing his as we came along. And while it was sunny, another storm was moving in fast and the skies looked like this.
In addition to eating a vegan diet, we also try to stick as close to a whole-foods, plant-based diet as we can. The last few weeks have seen way too much processed food slip in, so we determined that between yesterday's brunch and next Sunday's brunch we will stick with the whole foods concept. After our heavy brunch, we chose to eat a very light supper, and this was it (all organic).
All in all, yet another very lovely Sunday.