Saturday, February 4, 2012

Just another Saturday

Yesterday afternoon we packed the car and the kids and set off on a 2 hour drive to Busselton. For those of you who aren't familiar, it's a coastal town in the South West of WA, about 220km south of Perth. The reason? The Busselton Half Marathon. I'd run one half marathon before today, in 2 hours 1 minute. I was determined to slice that minute and a little more off this time, and thanks to a very speedy training buddy I was well prepped this morning. Needless to say I was very excited with a new PB of 1:46:59.

Post race, we packed the kids back into the car and came home. So what do you do on a Saturday afternoon after just running 21.1km? Basically the same thing I do every Saturday afternoon. Prepare dinner and bake a tasty treat (in amongst tending to the needs of Chicky (3) and Poppet (21 months)). Our tasty treat for today was Tiger Cake. I got the recipe for this one from here, at Fig Jam and Lime Cordial. I had initial doubts as I tend to stay away from cake recipes using olive oil, particularly a whole cup! But it looked so pretty, and Chicky was very excited at the idea of something called "Tiger" that we had to give it a go.

As anticipated, there was a LOT of batter, so I made a grown-up cake and a kiddie cake, adding more of the chocolate mix to the grown-up version. As a result, our swirls weren't particularly tiger-like but made for an interesting cake non the less. I have to admit that I can taste the olive oil a little too much for my liking, but warmed up with some vanilla icecream it is lovely. In fact I think I'll sit down with just this combination right now and rest my weary legs.


  1. Pam, thanks for trying this cake - it does look very pretty! I find it improves over the coming days - it seems to keep for ages, and my boys slice off a piece whenever they walk past. :)

    Congratulations on the new PB!

  2. Thanks Celia! I have frozen most of the big loaf and iced the small one with some of Jamie Oliver's chocolate icing. It's been a bigger hit that I thought it would be!