When I saw this recipe for Red Velvet Cake with Raspberries & Blueberries in an old Bon Appetit magazine I tore it out and put it in the binder I fill with recipes I intend to try someday. I thought it would be a lovely cake for a summer celebration. Since my summer entertaining usually is more casual bbq fare, I haven't found an occasion to make it. However, when I decided to have a family dinner to celebrate my in-law's 60th wedding anniversary it seemed like the perfect cake to end the meal.
I began to think of what else I would need to set the tone for the occasion and knew there would have to be flowers. How nice of my Limelight Hydrangeas to be in bloom at this time. Last summer I read about these beautiful flowers on 2 different blogs and made a mental note to add them to my garden. I am so glad I did. They make nice bouquets and have a subtle, but sweet fragrance. I am now planning to add a few more of them to my yard.
Of course a dinner to celebrate a romantic event wouldn't be complete without candles.
A few more flowers can't hurt either.
I will be leaving early Wednesday morning to go visit my sister. I won't be posting for a while, but I look forward to catching up with all of you when I return. Thank you all so much for your sweet comments and prayers for Norma. I have copied them, cut them out and glued them to a pretty piece of scrapbook paper embellished with butterflies. I will take it to her and share it. I know how touched I was by the prayers and I know that she will be to. You gals are the BEST!!!
As we near the end of July and head into August I hope you are finding time to relax and enjoy the beauty of the summer season.