HOT SHOTS – JULY 11TH, 2016
This weekend it was Blanca’s birthday and Heather made her her favourite cake and also Ellen who is in charge of things in the warehouse made her her favourite cake which is called tres leches. The thing is that the cakes looked REALLY different even though they were the “same.” Ellen’s cake was iced with whipping cream and decorated with halved cherries and the cake that Heather made well….the first thing I said to her was “Heather, you’re supposed to put your cake in the oven and bake it.” So I gather that this recipe for three milk cake has something to do with baking a sponge cake that is then soaked in three milks: evaporated milk, condensed milk and heavy cream. Ellen’s cake had the appearance of being a rather rich yummy cake, and Heather’s looked like she tried to bake it in the dishwasher. But you know what, it tasted damn good because of the soaking part. And Heather’s got an extra soaking so it was extra good. And there was more of it because it looked weird. So….winning.
It tasted so good.
And it was the most fun birthday party in their backyard because there were so many kids there and I truly enjoy parties with kids because I feel like they are truly fun because children are truly fun. They’re not drinking, they’re not dressing to impress, and they’re not pretending to be anyone they aren’t. Kids rule. In fact, I like them better than adults.
Bunch carrots from Ralph’s in Washington.
Red cabbage from 2EEs Farm in Surrey.
These are some fancy pants yellow zucchini from Secrest in Oliver. They have white stripes and are golden like an egg yolk.
Gorgeous California artichokes.
And these are cylindrical beets from Lund’s in Alberta. They’re long and skinny and oh so pretty. Also Brody loves them. He says that cylindrical is one of his favourite shapes.
This is the most perfect Papaya!!
Pragor FairTrade grapefruit. This is the best grapefruit on earth and it’s a it of a gateway grapefruit. If you eat it you won’t be able to give it up, and you could even give this to a person who says they don’t like grapefruit and probably get away with them not knowing that’s what they’re eating.
Gorgeous red bunched beets from Ralph’s in Washington.
Bi-colour corn! With its tops intact!
Beautiful blushing apricots from Harper’s Fruit Ranch in Cawston. These ones are in a clamshell, but we’ve got them in bulk 22lb cases as well.
We have a bit of a mountain of these 24ct avocados and they’re nowhere near ripe but still there are maybe too many for us, so check our pricing, it’s damn low on these little buddies. And this is what they look like. They are still hard and bright green.
And Honey I Do but I Can’t Elope!!!!
See what I did there? That was what is most commonly referred to as a “melon joke.”
I hope your weekend was fabulous and then you got to spend it with those you love. A heads up, I’m putting these Hot Shots together on Mondays for the next several weeks so that’s why you’re getting them a little later than usual. And the photos are by our dear Heather. Thank you Heather for your beautiful photos, your beautiful family and your almost beautiful cake!