Ina Garten the Barefoot Contessa, Seattle, and a New Year Pluot Cake
Fast forward to my decision to attend the school and years of emotional, physical, and financial struggles, most of which have been overcome with hard work, support and a little bit of luck.
My mom called me last week, informing me that Ina will be speaking at the Seattle's Benaroya Hall. "Would you want to go?" she asked. I bought two tickets and we went. I haven't seen my mom so happy in a long time.
Ina's visit came in the middle of the Jewish New Year. In honor of Ina and the New Year, I decided to bakeIna's Plum Cake "Tatin". Unfortunately, the store was out of plums, so I bought a bag of pluots instead. Pluots are a hybrid of plums and apricots. If you haven't tasted one before, you're in for a treat! I made quite a few changes to the original recipe and the family loved it! The Pluot Cake was a perfect sweet ending to a New Year dinner.*
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