Friday, 21 March 2008
Well, apart from anything else we have another excuse to pig out. My faith of late has been sorely tested so I am seeking solace in making carrot cake. This came about purely by chance.
My PA didn't show this week. It happens every so often only now I have back-up. An agency who on this occasion sent a lovely woman who looked a little old to be doing agency work (not ageist, just concerned) and she really did herself in doing my shopping, cleaning and laundry. She bought me 2kg of carrots. I still cannot fathom why as I checked the shopping list and the scrawl was legible. It wasn't even like I asked for 2 carrots and got 2kg (though to be fair, that's more an online sort of error if I think back to Goldfish's apples).
So faced with 2kg carrots I thought "Cake!" In fact enough for two cakes and carrot and coriander soup. And given the inclement weather, I am quite happy to stay put and feast on carrotish delights for a couple of days.
I apologise for the poor lighting of the cake. We were watching The Perfect Storm when the icing finally went on. Then there was suddenly only half the cake left.