Cranberry Lemon Cake

Today has been a very good day.

A day filled with sunshine and temperatures warm enough to prop open the back door and allow the air in to permeate the musty corners of the house.

A day filled with the luxury of time. To have a mellow breakfast with my happy, chatty son before school. Time for a walk with a friend and a visit with my Baba. Time to catch up on some emails and work on some writing revisions. Time to spend a leisurely couple of hours in the kitchen.

I made a big pot of cauliflower soup for tomorrow’s lunch and a salad of celery, fennel, Medjool dates, Parmesan and toasted pistachio for today’s. There was even time to bake the cranberry lemon cake that you see above and photograph it too. All before 3 pm when I walked the few blocks to pick up Max after school.

A portion of this cake will be making its way with us tonight when we go over to have dinner with my mother-in-law across the city.

Another generous slab with be carefully wrapped in parchment paper and secured with a piece of string to be presented tomorrow to my Mom as a gesture of apology for the argument that we had on Monday night.

The final slice is being enjoyed right now alongside a cup of tea as I sit and type and look out the window where the sunshine has given way to grey skies and some impressive rain showers. Still, there is a glimmer of light in the sky and the clouds are moving fast. Max just called from upstairs that he spotted a rainbow! We went out to the front porch together to see a massive arc going right over our neighbourhood.

I’m taking it as a sign that more good things will come tomorrow.

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7 Responses to Cranberry Lemon Cake

  1. julie Marr says:

    I just love the little slice of life that goes with the slice of this delicious-looking and sounding cake. Can’t wait to make it! Thanks for my deep breath, long sigh and happy smile of the day. xo

  2. beautiful post Julie. and lovely cake. x

  3. gail monteen bourne says:

    Love-Love-Love Cranberries, Lemons and Cake.. can’t wait to make this!!! also love a rainbow..We are in Charleston, S.C. geering up for Wine and Food Festival which starts March 1-4..rated as one of the top five food and wine festivals in the US according to Forbes Traveler. This year all profits go to Feed The Need Charity….Lots of fine wine, food, and people having a fine time..wish you were here!!xoxoxo

  4. kickpleat says:

    I LOVE cranberries and lemons together and I’ve got my freezer packed with cranberries. This looks like such a good use for them.

  5. Carol Thornton says:

    Hey Julie … I have a freezer full of local organic blueberries … would they work in this recipe ?? Or, too much juice ?? Looking forward to your expert advice !

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