What i'm most excited about (apart from my beloved cat Chouquette having a garden to explore again, and of course my fruit trees!), is exploring the burgeoning Oakland food scene. We have had some great meals out East, but feel we have barely scratched the surface yet and I cant wait to get amongst it!
These last few weeks back in San Francisco i've found myself often upon an evening, craving a small but delicious sweet treat after dinner. Contrary to popular belief, I don't always have a freshly baked something around to nibble on, but sometimes nothing else will do. This slice I thought would fit the bill perfectly, as unlike a light cake, this little beauty will last a week without deteriorating in texture or flavour, so no need to feel obligated to eat it all within 2 days or you'll have 'wasted it' haha! (Yes, I eat cake out of waste-obligation frequently!)
I guess for this exact same reason, its time-hardiness, this was also the slice my Mum would bake me to take on school camps. Its a slice, so easily transported in a container stuffed somewhere at the bottom of my backpack, and is definitely sure to please a crowd of hungry Kiwi Kids back from a days bivouac building. Or a Kiwi woman half a world away from where she grew up.