Had a fantastic time last night at the Wind-Up.  It’s Walthamstow Arts Trail week and Mo had made an incredible outfit from 78rpm record covers – cardboard ones making the body of the dress and train and folded paper one making frilly decorations and a fabulous hat.  Genius.  Tony Tunes brought along some Charlestons for me to select from and Caroline from Frillseekers was there with three rails of vintage gorgeousness.  I even saw my sister Myrna.  What a joyful night.

I wanted to blog Alice’s report on last month’s cookalong.  Marion’s recipe for the pastry base did indeed need a bit of modifying with extra flour.  Alice’s verdict?  “The cheese cake part was wonderful. It was a lightly sweet, creamy smooth cheesecake. Just a very hint of lemon, maybe a bit too subtle but good just the same. The crust, however, was awful. The addition of a lot of extra flour may be why. I think the next time I make this (and I will) I will use a graham cracker crust instead.”  Indeed!  There is a photo of the Wisconsin version of Marion’s Cheesecake here.

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