On the weekend we watched some more episodes of Small Spaces- a show from the UK about clever ideas people have to transform or create new spaces in small and challenging ways.
We fell in LOVE with the Tree Hotel in Sweden.
I am totally going to go there.
I mean look!
|images via Tree Hotel|
So so great.
As if I needed any more reasons to go back there.....
You can read more about this amazing place here.
I have been reading (ever so slowly!) & loving this gorgeous and timeless book.
I am wanting to go to this exhibition at the gorgeous Heide Museum about Mirka Mora.
Do you love Mirka too?
|image via William Mora Galleries|
I am also loving the Autumnal magnificence that Melbourne always offers up. Gorgeous crisp starts leading to clear blue gorgeousness. Sigh.
What have you been loving lately?
DATE & CACAO CAKE:
This cake is so moist & tastes rich yet light.
So super yummy for morning tea with a bowl of coffee.
I baked one cake (for home) and a tray of 6 large muffins (without the nuts on top for allergy reasons) so the kids could take them to school for morning tea.
WHAT YOU WILL NEED:
- 1 cup chopped dates
- 1 1/2 cups boiling water
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder (separated into two halves)
- 125g softened butter
- 1/4 cup cacao powder
- 1 cup raw sugar
- 1 egg
- 2 cups plain flour
- 1/4 cup flaked almond
Preheat oven to 175C.
Put dates & half the baking powder into a large bowl and pour over boiling water. Mix and set aside to cool down.
Pop butter & sugar into a bowl and mix together till creamy.
Add the egg and mix well.
Now add the flour, remaining baking powder, cacao and stir.
Now add dates and water and mix till combined.
Add mix to a greased and lined 20cm loaf tin. Sprinkle with the flaked almonds and bake for 40 mins or until a skewer comes out clean.
in the meantime this will do just fine....