Our next baking creation comes with a deeply heart warming story. One of my favourite bloggers is Gina, the creator of Gina’s Cottage, because her posts are always interesting to me. To give you an idea of what you can expect from the variety of posts she publishes, I am going to quote a sentence from her ABOUT page:
Gluten free and vegetarian recipes, interior decorating ideas, party planning, craft ideas, renovation and recycling projects, and menu planning.– GINA’S COTTAGE (ABOUT PAGE)
Gina created a beautiful post sharing exactly the kind of heart-warming story we were hoping for when we started out advertising THE 2021 GREAT BLOGGERS’ BAKE OFF FESTIVAL OF LOVE. I would love you to read her post as I know it will make you smile from ear to ear, especially the lovely painting at the end of her post.
This is her Strawberry and Rhubarb Cake, which she adapted from her grandmother’s recipe. It looks like to me the ultimate comfort food, and well yes,Gina’s post is just absolutely lovely!
I wish I knew my grandmother’s (my mum’s mum) recipe for her sherry trifle. I remember when we visited my grandparents, she would have always made two trifles, one huge one, and one smaller trifle (but still in an ample dish that could easily supply four people or more). The large trifle would be divided between most of us. But the small trifle was all for my Dad. My Dad used to rave about his mother-in-law’s trifle and she was so pleased with his praise, that she decided to reward him with a gigantic portion. My father would finish it all off during the course of the evening.
I asked Gina if she had any favourite love songs…and I loved her replies!! Thank you Gina for making THE 2021 GREAT BLOGGERS’ BAKE OFF FESTIVAL OF LOVE so special!