Apple apricot chocolate nut cake

Fruit and nut cake

Fruit and nut cake

I feel as though I don’t listen to whole albums any more, unless I’m in the car, which isn’t very often. I’m so distracted most of the time that I’ll listen to a song here or a song there, or sometimes a big mix of songs. But when I do listen to an album as an album, I remember the very great pleasure of it. And the part that I like best is when there are one or two songs in a row that I love together. Usually it’s three songs, and it’s the part of the album I most look forward to…the jammy filling in the middle of the album, or the transcendent ending. For instance I love Franks Wild Years, which ends with Cold Cold Ground, Train Song, and then Innocent When you Dream. Does anybody else listen to albums in this way? With a trio of songs they look forward to somewhere in the mix? If so, add them to our Sunday interactive playlist, or leave a message in the comments and I’ll try to add it myself. It could be two songs or four songs, and it could be songs from a mixed tape that you’ve made or somebody made for you. The rules are very flexible here at The Ordinary!

I wanted a fruit crumble, but also something I could carry around with me, something that would last a little longer, so I made this cake. It has apricots, apples, golden raisins, hazelnuts, pecans and almonds, as well as chocolate chips. It’s like a fresh fruit cake, or a fruit and nut cake, or a trail mix cake. Good in the morning with coffee.

Here’s a link to your interactive playlist. Hopefully it works this week!!
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