Monday, September 25, 2017
Can stand the heat
This heat wave, I love it! Above is a picture I took of torpid Hoyt Lake.
One of the things I have been doing to celebrate the heat wave is go swimming. The other thing I will get to in a second.
The swimming has been great. No, you do not swim in Hoyt Lake. But there is plenty of other opportunity! The other day, I went to Beaver Island with my brother and my niece and nephew. There were no lifeguards or parking fees because the season is over, at least so they say. Hundreds of people were on the beach, folks of all stripes. All of us unsupervised! It was so peaceful and beautiful.
We kept gloating about it being late September and here we were swimming. Except as George reminded me, we have been swimming at Beaver Island much later in the year than this. We do get beautiful autumns here in Buffalo, or should we say, beautiful summers.
Today I went swimming at LA Fitness but even indoor swimming is wonderful. They have huge windows and it feels so refreshing.
So... what was the other thing I was doing to celebrate the heat wave?
I have had the oven going full blast!!
For our Tridentine Mass coffee hour, I made Orange Cornmeal Cake out of Martha Stewart ...
... and Cocoa Fudge Bundt Cake...
... and one of my signature coffee wreaths, from King Arthur Flour. Howard took all these pictures and he photographed the wreath before it went into the oven. When it came out, it was huge!
The Orange Cornmeal cake was really interesting because you top it with sugar and the sugar forms this crust. The fudge Bundt was a great old Betty Crocker recipe that mixed up all in one bowl.
I will have to remember that.
Along with this heat wave!