30 December 2011

{A Shore House in East Beach, Norfolk}

Here , life returns to a simpler time. Beautifully crafted homes reflect the timeless architectural character of older traditional Tidewater Virginia homes. Neighbors greet one another as they sit on their front porches, or watch the sunset at a concert at the Bay Front Club.
        East Beach is very well located: - just a 10 minute drive from Norfolk International Airport (ORF), and a 20 minute drive to downtown Norfolk, the major employment centers and military bases. The community is right on the Chesapeake Bay where the Bay meets the Atlantic Ocean. In just ten minutes you can walk from the beach at the north end of the community to your boat at the deep water marinas at the south end of the community. 
       Look and let me know if isn´t a wonderful place in where to get older...


{Carrot Cake}

Truly our best-ever carrot cake recipe, make this classic favorite for a crowd and you might not have any leftovers to bring home.

  • What we need?
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour 
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt 
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • large eggs 
  • 2 cups sugar 
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil 
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk 
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups grated carrot 
  • (8-ounce) can crushed pineapple, drained 
  • (3 1/2-ounce) can flaked coconut
  • 1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
  • Buttermilk Glaze
  • Cream Cheese Frosting
  • Preparations:
  • Line 3 (9-inch) round cakepans with wax paper; lightly grease and flour wax paper. Set pans aside
  • Beat eggs and next 4 ingredients at medium speed with an electric mixer until smooth. Add flour mixture, beating at low speed until blended. Fold in carrot and next 3 ingredients. Pour batter into prepared cakepans.
  • Bake at 350° for 25 to 30 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Drizzle Buttermilk Glaze evenly over layers; cool in pans on wire racks 15 minutes. Remove from pans, and cool completely on wire racks. Spread Cream Cheese Frosting between layers and on top and sides of cake.
  • And here you have! we have made a carrot cake...