We treated ourselves to the morning off.
By which I mean, we zoomed through the chores and deliveries, and then jumped on Miss Scarlett for a spot of therapeutic roaring around the countryside in the sunshine and fresh air. Our mission today was not only to get out of the house and away from all the jobs screaming for our attention, but also to rediscover a fabulous place for morning tea which we’d found when on an outing with friends from the British Vintage Motorcycle Club.
And find it we did. The Old Station Teahouse is a converted old wooden railway station building which has been set down in lush tropical surroundings, complete with huge trees, creepers, birds, flowers and shady verandahs. The lovely Michele very kindly agreed to share with me the recipe for one of the nicest cakes I’d had for a long time: Chocolate, Date & Almond Torte: exceptional and gluten free. The Husband of Chiconia wolfed down home made scones with fresh raspberry conserve and cream, and we also wolfed down some really good iced coffee. Oh, it was dreadful, and our suffering was extreme…. It’s a fabulous place, and I particularly wanted to find it again so that we can take future visitors there. So any friends out there reading this: get your skates on and pay us a visit. I promise you won’t be sorry….
I’ll be experimenting with the recipe soon, and when I’m done, I’ll post it. I want to play around with the texture and quantities a little first…