Hurricane Blueberry Cake 9-10-17
Hurricane Irma will certainly bring a long power outage to my home and studio.
Since Tuesday, we've been covering windows, finding safe shelter for many many potted plants, and trying to waterproof our large house windows. Who knows if the wind and rain will spare us.
My studio is totally out of commission for quite a while, serving as the storage area for everything we had to bring in from outdoors. But there are other creative things to do.......cooking.
One big job has been to deal with the food in our freezer that is sure to defrost. Certainly can't eat it all at once. At least, shouldn't.
In July I found the most delicious large blueberries and froze a couple of quarts of them to use in the winter when the berries would make everyone smile.
WHAT TO DO WITH ALL THOSE BERRIES WHEN THEY DEFROST DURING THE POWER OUTAGE DUE TO HURRICANE IRMA!!!!!
So before the power goes out, I baked a favorite bundt cake recipe with the blueberries. Not too much sugar, some lemon juice, cinnamon, and orange marmelade because I had no orange juice.
YUM! What a way to wait out the hurricane. I also baked the cake to celebrate my 50th wedding anniversary on Sunday, September 10th, since a festive day out is not an option this year.
Whirlwind Irma has decided to celebrate our special day in quite another way. So we'll be marking the day with cold soup and wine in a candlelit room, the rain and wind dancing outside around our pool.