Coffee, cake, flowers and morning sun in the garden

coffee and cake

Took this photo in the garden of our first house in Antipolo. I didn’t know it was still in my hard drive. Those were the days when I was wide awake at the crack of dawn to fix breakfast and pack the girls’ lunch boxes. Seems like a lifetime ago.

It is dawn as I write this but it’s not like I just got up to fix breakfast nor pack lunch boxes. I haven’t gone to bed yet. Work. So now I think I’ll fix breakfast and then go to bed.

  • emyM

    It’s so inviting.Got to get the recipe for that meringue-topped dessert.
    And that flower,never seen that for a long….long time.

    • Connie Veneracion

      Oh, that’s a store bought cake. From Shoppersville in Katipunan if I remember correctly.

      A reader said the flower is called palong manok. :)

      • natzsm

        I so miss Shoppersville especially their bakeshop. Living in UP campus from 1974 up to just about six years ago, Shoppersville was the most convenient place to shop. We literally saw them grow from a very small neighborhood grocery to what it is today. Very good cakes there. Their Taisan in loaves and cup cakes use to be my favorite base for strawberry shortcake or other ref cakes or I would simply buy a dozen and frost them my self. How they simply melted in your mouth. There BLITZ TORTE was also divine!

        Oh, I think I will be visiting UP soon. :)

        • Connie Veneracion

          The good news for me is that there is now a Shoppersville in Antipolo. :D Same owner, same bakeshop. The only thing missing is the stall of Adelina (or is it Majestic?) ham.

  • natzsm

    Their BLITZ TORTE was also divine.

  • maya valderrama

    nora daza has a recipe of this in her cookbook

  • Maricel

    Wow, this is a nice treat!