SNEAK A ZUCCHINI

I baked a cake this morning and set it on my kitchen counter to cool while I attended to some errands and admin chores. The cake was meant to be dessert for Tandy’s visit to me tomorrow evening. I just walked into my kitchen to set to icing the cake … seems my child thought it was for her …


It’s a funny kind of day today, tomorrow is a public holiday, so many people have taken the day off. I’m torn between indulging in sloth and my Calvinist work ethic. Perhaps a good compromise is to spend some time in the garden. I’ve yet to plant the cress seeds Sous Chef brought me from the UK.


O Bunn is in rehearsals for Concours de Ballet, so I’ll be up and down ferrying her for most of the afternoon. And, as a reward, there’s a special little leftover treat for me come sundown.


Oh, and today’s foodreference trivia is fascinating: “Sneak Some Zucchini on Your Neighbor’s Porch Night”. Enjoy and don’t get caught!

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50 Comments Add yours

  1. Leeswammes says:

    Such a pity of the cake! Well, it was happily eaten, I’m sure. Just not by the right people!

    Hope you have a nice day today – gardening sounds like a nice relaxing idea.

    1. theonlycin says:

      I had a very nice day, thanks Judith 🙂

  2. Tandy says:

    *giggle* as long as she enjoyed MY cake 🙂

    1. theonlycin says:

      Never mind, I’ve baked another one 🙂

  3. thestonemaidendiaries says:

    That cake looks yummy 😀

    1. theonlycin says:

      Plain & simple 🙂

  4. Have a happy visit with Tandy.
    🙂 Mandy

    1. theonlycin says:

      I am really looking forward to it Mandy, we will raise a toast to you 🙂

  5. Madmom says:

    I don’t blame her for having some cake (although it looks like more than some, hehe) – it looks delicious.

    1. theonlycin says:

      Hehe, it was all gone by the time I put my post up 😉

  6. Sparky says:

    The cake now reminds me of woolies blackforest cupcakes, yummy!
    Enjoy your day 😉

    1. theonlycin says:

      Happy Women’s Day, my sweet friend 🙂

  7. Tilly Bud says:

    Enjoy your day off 🙂

    1. theonlycin says:

      You have a good day too, Tilly, stay away from London!

  8. nrhatch says:

    In defense of OB, that cake doesn’t look like it needs icing. 😀

    1. theonlycin says:

      A bit of fruit and whipped cream finishes the cake off nicely … if OB doesn’t get to it first 😉

  9. granny1947 says:

    I am having a day from hell…that wine looks so good!

    1. theonlycin says:

      I slept like a baby 🙂

  10. SuziCate says:

    Never had zucchini cake but I’ve had zucchini bread and it’s wonderful!

    1. theonlycin says:

      I’m going to try to make that bread soon 🙂

  11. pinkpolkadotfood says:

    LOL @ the cake! You will have to bake a new one!! Enjoy the visit!

    1. pinkpolkadotfood says:

      ..I mean Tandy’s visit!.

      1. theonlycin says:

        Thanks Pinky 🙂

  12. deepercolors says:

    Cake looks good. You have a nice life. 🙂

  13. That cake must have been really good, but it might have been EVEN better with the icing on it! Patience tsk tsk 😉 Have a wonderful long weekend xx

    1. theonlycin says:

      Thanks Lee 🙂 xxx

  14. Now my eminently British neighbour are all baffled, a zucchini (or courgette as we style them) on each porch…

    1. theonlycin says:

      I thinks it is too funny for words 😉

  15. souldipper says:

    Some folks around here bake zucchini cake and it looks just like the one that caught O Bunn’s eye! Funny – the poor ol’ zucchini is given away no matter where it grows. There’s a lesson in here – play a little “hard to get”,Zuccie!

  16. Steffi says:

    Have a nice evening tomorrow with Tandy!Enjoy it!

    1. theonlycin says:

      We will, Steffi, I’ll also – hopefully – be seeeing the W family soon 🙂

  17. slpmartin says:

    Since my nearest neighbor is at least a half mile away…I have no fear of the dreaded Zucchini! 😉

    1. theonlycin says:

      I wonder what my neighbours would think? 😉

  18. bluebee says:

    What would constitue a ‘neighbour’s porch night’? It doesn’t bear thinking about…

    1. theonlycin says:

      No, better not dwell on it too long 😉

  19. Small people – it’s like having giant mice in the kitchen. 🙂 Clearly your cake was quite irresistible!

    1. theonlycin says:

      More like a cane rat 😉

  20. libraryscene says:

    oh boo… but you can’t blame her for it looks fabulous ~

    1. theonlycin says:

      As soon as she said ‘yumm!’ all was forgiven 😉

  21. SidevieW says:

    does one sneak a zocchini onto or off the porch?

    they are so wonderfully versatile, flowers and fruit for eating, and apparently they grow easily, so why not

    i have also had zucchini bread and muffins and they were delicious

    1. theonlycin says:

      Well, from the comments here and on previous post, it seems that this veg is so prolific in the States that people can’t give them away, hence sneaking them onto people’s porches.

  22. Naomi says:

    LOL! Sorry about the cake, Cindy, but bet it was enjoyed, along with Tandy’s visit! Those cress seeds remind me of what we planted in our koi pond…O!M!G! we could’ve harvested TONS of it, so I hope yours is more contained 🙂

  23. Jamie Dedes says:

    Can’t blame the child at all. Just doin’ what comes naturally! … Enjoy your vino.

  24. colonialist says:

    That cake was vandalised quite efficiently, wasn”t it?

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