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Yesterday I gathered with a few friends to bake.

Fresh scones were dunked in slow-drip coffee, cheesecake was enjoyed out of golden ramekins and lemon tart bubbled and caramelized on the stove. We shared stories and conversation, careful to remember all of the helpful kitchen tips and tricks I had learned throughout the course of the day.  Lately even my days off have been spent working and seldom do I have the chance for a gathering like this - but, when I do, I appreciate my time that much more.  Not too many things are better than stepping out of the house and (far!) away from the cleaning and almighty to-do list.  Abby, Katherine and Catherine, thank you.  It felt wonderful to, quite literally, get our hands dirty in the best labor of love there is - baking.

My day was spent with these bloggers you may already know :

Abbyblujay  |   Gathered Heart


  1. These are gorgeous photos! Looks like such a fun time :) I love baking with friends :) And having the extra hands around to help clean up! I also love that water bottle!

  2. These are the kind of photos that make me think I've a long long way to go before being anywhere near so good!

  3. What a lovely idea! Baking with friends... I bet a few laughs were had :)

    Sophie xo

  4. Pretty pictures! and it's funny, whilst reading this, I just had a message from a friend asking to come and use our oven (they're currently building their home and are oven-less) and have a baking and tea evening .. think we are a bit similar! x x

    ps. you sound busy but with good things - so in a good way. x

  5. A baking party?! Sounds fun ; )

  6. What a wonderful idea, Kate!!!
    Ronnie xo

  7. Oh your pictures are so beautiful Kate! Looks like you had a wonderful time with friends! xo

  8. Beautiful recap of our day, Kate! I thoroughly enjoyed the day and look forward to many more in the future.

  9. I love the red and white stripe straws - I have just ordered some for my sons birthday. Have a lovely week!

  10. Thank you everyone, we had an amazing day! I am looking forward to doing it again sometime very soon...

  11. Wow your photography is amazing! Just found your blog and love it!

  12. Such captivating pictures - it make me want to gather my friends close and bake.

    Nina x

  13. Gosh, is this your kitchen, it just draws me in and makes me want to bake.


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