I had a very nice Saturday, day 10 after The Fall. In the morning I made the above Flourless Chocolate and Pear Cake. I followed the recipe exactly and it came out perfect. You can’t really tell from the photo, but there are big chunks of pear in there. And no flour! I highly recommend this recipe. The only thing I did differently was to add the chocolate fondant on top. Had to.
After making the cake, DB and I went to Amsterdam. I had to see how tired the trip would make me and how confident I would be to do it on my own this coming week in order to get back to work. AND it was the grand opening of Penelope Craft‘s new location at Kerkstraat 117, Amsterdam. There would be cupcakes! And yarn! And knitters! I had to make the effort to go.
We went by bus, then train, then tram, then a two block walk to the shop. I didn’t even think about taking photos at the shop, which goes to show how tired and spaced out I was. I sat and knit with friends and pet some yarn and picked up a couple of skeins of super giant fat yarn to make demo materials for the class I’m going to be teaching there. It was lovely to be out and with my peeps.
When we got home I kind of collapsed on the couch, fell asleep for a while and was woken up to the delicious smells of DB’s spaghetti. We then spent the evening watching episodes of Justified, season 4.
All in all, a great day.