Cottage days mean painting one another's toenails,
in a house that is blue, green and yellow with touches of orange.
There is time for brothers to catch up and be together,
and time to cuddle the new puppy, Baxter.
We get to have some lobster!
We play on the swing. I tell people we bought this house for the fine swing tree. I always wanted a good tree swing! I dreamed of it for years! There was one at my grandmother's house.
Cottage days for us is birthday cakes and pies.......orange cake, vanilla buttercream cake, Mama's peach pies, and blueberry pie!!!!! My niece and I made this birthday cake for Gramma. It is the delicious orange cake from the Moosewood restaurant cookbook, one of our favorite recipes. Gramma always requests it for her birthday. We sprinkled orange zest on top, and bachelor's buttons. Bachelor's buttons are edible, but ours tasted liked nothing, so we tossed them when we cut the cake. I'm going to plant borage next year for our summer cakes. Borage is beautiful, and we'll experiment to see if it has a nicer taste.