Sunday, May 25, 2014

The smells are heavenly inside and out.

It's another sunny day today and

Annie and Audrey are enjoying the ESS.

"Sorry, Peach. Did I disturb you?"

Have you seen this type of Lilac before?
We spotted some on our walk this morning
(photo taken this morning)
                                                             Aren't these gorgeous.
                                                            And they smell amazing.

And so did this Cinnamon Loaf cake while it baked in the oven . This is one of my favorite tea-time loaves and is enjoyed with tea or coffee.
There is a layer of cinnamon-sugar in the middle and then it is topped with more.
Can you ever have too much cinnamon sugar? I think not.

I'll indulge while I enjoy a cup of coffee in my new pottery mug that I found this week.

Can you see my kitchen company today? That's lovely Lily (looking quite perky today) and audacious Audrey sitting at the window. Audrey is about to steal some of Lily's food while she's busy watching me. Audrey's motto is...
'Always eat when the opportunity presents itself.'

Sounds good to me.
hugs, Deb


  1. That cake looks utterly delicious!

  2. Truffle and Brûlée love their ess.

  3. make me ENVY !
    I would love to have the ESS too, but here they only sell on internet. My mom doesn't sure because I'm a really big boy.

    Mom said your Lilac Photos are so Beautiful

  4. The cake is beautiful!! These is nothing better to fill a house than the smell of bread in the oven. The flowers are such a beautiful color. have a nice weekend. Blessings, Catherine

  5. The lilacs are stunning :)
    Lilacs, kitties and fresh cake....can I come over!?

  6. The lilac is one called Sensation.
    I've never commented before, but I do ready your blog every day ( and love it! )

  7. I'm so jealous! I love lilacs and can't grow them here. Mina would agree with Audrey about food. I agree ... you can never have too much cinnamon sugar!

  8. Baking cinnamon bread will certainly bring out some wonderful smells. Wishing we had lilacs in the back yard!! Our jasmine is our awesome smell right now when we go outside onto the patio!!

  9. That cinnamon loaf cake looks delicious Deb! Your two tone lilac is very pretty!

    Happy week!

    Madelief x

  10. I've never seen lilacs like that! (Thanks, Helen, for the name.)
    Lily looks marvelous! Springtime perks all of us up, I think. Oh that tea loaf! I'll have two slices, please!!!

  11. My lilac bush is not quite blooming yet. But our apple trees and crab trees are and the smells are heavenly! So beautiful. Until a wind comes along and blows the blossoms away.
    Yum to that lovely looking baking Deb!
    xo Catherine

  12. Lilacs and Cinnamon--wonderful aromas! XOXO

  13. I smell lilacs coming through my windows every spring; it's a wonderful fragrance. And I can smell that loaf all the way here. Too bad I can't taste it, too...