Lemon Ricotta Cake {GF}

My mum has the best lemon tree.  We gave it to her on her birthday 3 or 4 years ago and it has given her what seems like a neverending supply of deliciously juicy lemons.

I don’t know how she does it but she seems to have the magic touch when it comes to her fruit trees.

I always say it’s her Mediterranean hands that do all the work but she says she talks to her plants because they need to know they are loved.

I love that, I love that she does that.

You know when you do something with love it seems to work out better.  

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Perfect Sponge Cake

Mother’s day comes with so many expectations. 

Perfect breakfast in bed, perfect day out with the family, getting spoilt with flowers and gifts and perfectly behaved children for the day.

But then reality gets in the way and none of that happens the way it’s “meant” to. Perfect breakfasts end up with a sink filled with dishes, perfect day with the family doesn’t happen as expected and the perfectly behaved children… well, that really wasn’t going to happen was it.

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Muesli bars

 

The New Year has well and truly begun and I am welcoming 2014 with open arms and hoping that this year brings back the inspiration needed to come back here and stay for a while.

 
During my break from here, I became comfortable in the instagram community because I love the daily pics, the creativity, the beautiful inspiring community and of course the conversations.  I love that you can post
a pic and get people talking. I love that I don’t have to post a pic but I can still pop in whenever I want to and have a conversation with someone.  I love that I don’t feel like I HAVE to, but that I WANT to.  I love the support.  I love that sometimes we all share the same problems.  I love that we can help each other with our queries.  I love that there will always be someone awake at some strange hour to click a “heart” on your photo.
 
But you know what, I miss it here, I have been missing it for a while.  Truth is, once you are gone for some time it’s so much harder to get back.
 
A friend recently told me that she returned to blogging because “…I want to say more!” and it’s true, sometimes you just need to say a bit more.
So Cath, this post, and recipe are especially for you.

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