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Saturday, 5 June 2021

Who ate the last low carb cup-cake? : A Grandma's Tale !


Cedric the Gnome was keeping watch.
He had overheard the Grandchildren talking ...
Grandma was going to make some low carb cup cakes


He hoped the other garden gnomes wouldn't creep in and take the last one!
He knew they enjoyed a tea party ...


Koala, up on his swing, was also keeping a close watch


Oh my! Don't they look delicious!
I think many gnomes, grown ups and grandchildren like these
Coconut Lime Cupcakes - they are Low Carb / Keto
and you can see recipe/details here


Cedric the Gnome also thinks this is a nice recipe
Summer Fruits Low Carb Sponge Cake, it's delicious, details here

Thanks to our Covid restrictions being eased a little we were able to spend time with some of the family recently. It was wonderful to be able to see them in person and not through the internet! We shared some wonderful hours together.

The best things in life
are the people we love,
the places we've been,
and the memories we've made
along the way.

We were fortunate to make more special memories, in the excitement and joy not one photograph was taken!!! I'm not sure why, I think we were just so happy to be together. We had fun, ate lovely food from the BBQ, shared stories, and Grandma even made up a tale!!! I don't think it will win any literary awards, but it made us smile.

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All the best Jan

44 comments:

David M. Gascoigne, said...

Getting together with family is about as good as it gets, and after the long absence imposed by COVID it is all the sweeter.

Elephant's Child said...

I am smiling broadly and very, very glad that you had this special time with family.

R's Rue said...

How lovely

Miss Val's Creations said...

Yummy and funny photos! I am happy to hear you are able to spend time with family again Jan. Have a wonderful weekend!

Carla from The River said...

I agree, just sitting together is fun! :-)
I enjoyed your story and I want a cupcake!

Martha said...

There is nothing better than spending time with family!

Tom said...

...they sure look good.

J.P. Alexander said...

Adore el Kola y me parecen geniales las magdalenas de coco y lima. Las haré pronto.

Christine said...

So happy to hear you can spend family time together.

Conniecrafter said...

cute little story. So glad that you were able to have special time with your family, you will treasure that time even without photos!

Margaret D said...

How lovely to see all of these..

Jo said...

Those cupcakes look delicious, no wonder everyone was eyeing up the last one. How lovely that you got to spend some precious time with your family, I don't think it's something we'll ever take for granted again.

Valerie-Jael said...

Fun post and some great recipes again, thanks! Valerie

mamasmercantile said...

I know that feeling of family visits, it doesn't get any better. These strange times certainly make you appreciate the simple things in life.

aussie aNNie said...

This is a fabulous story and the cupcake looks delish....x

roughterrain crane said...

Thanks for the good words. Daily life is full of preciousness.

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Gostei.
Um abraço e bom fim-de-semana.

Andarilhar
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
Livros-Autografados

RO said...

Family is everything, and these pics sure make my day. I'm also into anything lemon or lime, and will definitely check out that recipe. Sending lots of hugs, RO

J C said...

Such a delightful post. Sadly I can't use the recipe here because of the coconut flour and salt, but it sure looks good. I can probably substitute, but for now I think I'll climb up with the koala and keep watch.

DeniseinVA said...

How wonderful and a great post! Enjoy the rest of your weekend :)

Jeanie said...

This sounds like a perfect day -- as enchanting as your story and even more delicious because you had the cupcakes there in person! (Coconut/lime -- what a fabulous combination!)I'm so glad you got to be with your little ones -- maybe not so little anymore, but in a way, they'll always be!

Sandra Cox said...

So sweet:)

My name is Erika. said...

This is such an adorable post. Oh those silly gnomes.

Sara - Villa Emilia (My Woodland Garden) said...

So cute! 😊🧁🌷

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

How fun to have this memory to remember and great cupcake recipes, too.

Maria Rodrigues said...

I loved the photos of the gnomes, how cute and adorable they are.
How wonderful you can already be with your family.
Your desserts looked delicious.
Have a great weekend
Hugs and all the best for you

Martha said...

That is wonderful to spend time with family! Wishing you a wonderful rest of the weekend.

Fun60 said...

I know just what you mean. I took no photos of my birthday weekend as I was so excited to be with the family again. Loved the story and would enjoy eating those cupcakes.

Caroline said...

Beautiful. The cake looks delicious. Have a nice weekend.

Anita said...

lovely post and i adore those gnomes :)))

Iam glad you can be with your family and have some nice healthy meals again :)

DVArtist said...

A very nice post and the memories. Have a great day.

eileeninmd said...

Fun post! The cupcakes look delicious!
Have a happy weekend!

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

A funny story to tell with the family... Happy weekend 😊

linda said...

A lovely story, I'm checking out those yummy looking cup cakes they look amazing have a lovely weekend.

Mary Kirkland said...

That was cute.

William Kendall said...

Cute!

happyone said...

How nice that you got to spend time with family.
Enjoyed the cute cupcake story.
They sure look good.

Lorrie said...

Cute story. Spending time with family after these restrictions is such a delight.

Sue said...

You can't beat spending the day with loved ones. It's the sign of a good day that you were too busy living it to photograph it! These cakes look delicious too. Have a great week, Sue xx

♥ Łucja-Maria ♥ said...

Wow!
They look wonderful and very appetizing.
Happy, sunny week:)

baili said...

such a delightful post dear Jan :)

i can see the joy overflowing through this sharing that you gained in your recent meeting with your precious family members :) what a joy and what a delight indeed :) heartfelt congrats for this opportunity ,i hope ease in restrictions stays forever !

thank you for tasty links :)
more blessings!

Magic Love Crow said...

This is so cute! Thanks Jan! Big Hugs!

Teresa said...

Muy buena receta. Besos.

sandy said...

Love this post!