earl grey triple layer cake

earl grey triple layer cake

... well this darn cold has stuck with me and I can't seem to shake it.  I'm now just ignoring it but I think this probably isn't the best self-advice i've ever given.  Oh wouldn't it be lovely to be able to take a few solid days in bed, although i'm not entirely convinced this is the way to go either.  I hate the idea of the world passing me by whilst I lay there... it gives me itchy legs.  I always remember as a young teenager, when I used to be sick, I could never stay in bed.  Mum used to work half-days and so i'd spend the morning basking in her love and glory and then once mum had gone to work I would be out of bed and into the kitchen...  I used to pretend I was on a TV cookery show, speaking into the 'camera' whilst I prepared dishes to cook.  Sometimes I didn't even have an end dish in mind and I would just chop and mix and throw stuff into pans but other times I would meticulously plan ahead and prepare little bowls of pre-chopped ingredients like they do on TV so that I could have all the 'TV chat' down pat.  Come on now, don't read this with that incredulous look on your face... you've all done some kind of 'fake TV moment' whether it's winning the fake Oscar or pretending to present to camera... I can't be the only one... Inevitably I would make an absolute mess of the kitchen and mum would always come home and have to clear up after me and more often than not I would have used every tool available to me in the kitchen, so there'd be a lot of mess.  I think she tolerated it because she could see that it made me happy and I was inspired by something... plus there would always be something wonderfully homemade for her to try...

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