Monday, August 23, 2010

Lilla, Hershey Chocolate Cake, And A Stroll Through Watch Hill, Rhode Island

Hi Everyone!
Just a quick little post to share something beautiful with you!
This was purchased from Lilla LeVIne  ~ such an amazing artist from Hawaii.
She painted it and printed it on the fabric.
It is large ~ 13 X 11 including the surrounding fabric.
I think it will be a perfect centerpiece for a crazy quilt ~ I am going to take my time planning this one!

Visit Lilla's etsy shop ~ where she has just listed Vintage Lace from Paris !

I thought I'd share the Chocolate Cake Recipe I made for my son last week.
I torn it from a magazine in 1984. For the frosting I use the recipe on the can of Hershey Cocoa.
By the way ~ these are Grama's cake pans ~ the only ones she ever used for a layer cake.

One of my favorite things to do in all the world was to turn those metal strips around and around to loosen the cake.
Since I am making a chocolate cake ~ I used Nestle Quick instead of flour so the cake won't stick to the pan.

Since visiting the town of  Hershey, Pa and seeing the great work they do there ~
I will always use their products.

Milton Hershey founded his school for under privileged children 100 years ago and it is still going strong.
It is a wonderful story ~ follow the link below.
I believe Queen Latvia is now the spokesman for the The Milton Hershey School

Safe in the cabinet from sneaky fingers and a passing fly until after dinner!

My  baby boy  Son gets the first piece to celebrate getting a new truck!

Before we say Good-Bye ~
Take a minute to enjoy some of the beautiful scenery from our drive to

"Long ago, beneath the crisp stillness of the harvest moon, Montauk braves once paddled northward from
Long Island to pillage the peaceful Niantics who resided at what we now know as Watch Hill."

excerpt from "Watch Hill By River And By Sea"

And on the drive home ~ Rt 1a in Stonington, Ct.


By John Masefield (1878-1967)

I must (go) down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky,
And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by,
And the wheel's kick and the wind's song and the white sail's shaking,
And a grey mist on the sea's face, and a grey dawn breaking.

I must (go) down to the seas again, for the call of the running tide
Is a wild call and a clear call that may not be denied;
And all I ask is a windy day with the white clouds flying,
And the flung spray and the blown spume, and the sea-gulls crying.

I must (go) down to the seas again, to the vagrant gypsy life,
To the gull's way and the whale's way where the wind's like a whetted knife;
And all I ask is a merry yarn from a laughing fellow-rover
And quiet sleep and a sweet dream when the long trick's over.

Links You Will Find On This Post ~

Lilla's Blog
Lilla's Etsy Shop
Food Timeline ~ 100's of cake recipes
Nestle Quick Commercial from the 1950's with Roy Rogers
Hershey Cake Recipe
Hershey, Pa
History of Milton Hershey
Watch Hill, Rhode Island
Stonington, Ct


Lilla said...
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Lilla said...

Terri, I used the wrong name so erased the comment, sorry. I am befuddled.
Thanks for the comments.
The cottage picture is directly linked to flight 93 on 9/11. Long story but out of tragedy I hope something lovely will appear.
Let me know how you use it, your work is terri-ific
aloha Lilla

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