We live in zone 6a and I have been gardening and cooking for years. This blog is an opportunity for me to share with you my success and those failures that come about on occasion. Plus, I want to hear from all the gardeners and bakers and cooks out there and learn from you. Feel free to share your ideas.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Flower Boxes

I just finished decorating our flower boxes with greenery from White Flower Farm. As soon as I have a chance I will post photos. On Sunday I plan to weave white lights through the greenery.

The photo above is from the White Flower Farm catalog. Pretty nice!

Friday, November 9, 2012

Tulips and Lettuce and Early Christmas Gift

I was able to plant about  75 tulip bulbs , harvest some lovely lettuce and to to take a look at my early Christmas gift. The gift from my husband is an Eastern Redbud tree. Our old Redbud was taken down. It was dying, but I so wanted another one. So that is what I got.

Trees are a great gift.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Tuesdays With Dorie-Baking With Julia:Buttermilk Crumb Muffins.

Alisa of Easier Than Pie will host the Buttermilk Crumb Muffins recipe for November 6th. So visit her site for the recipe.

These muffins were very easy to make. I did switch out the shortening for butter and I would suggest using paper muffin liners. It would make it much easier to remove the muffins from the pan. Overall, I would say that these muffins were average. They did not seem to have enough cinnamon.

Now would I make these again? Only if someone asked me to.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Meyer Lemon Harvest

I just harvested my first Meyer Lemon. I have 10 left on my 3 foot tree that are still turning yellow, and I would like help with what I should do with all of these lemons. The challenge will be that most of the lemons will be ready to harvest at one time. What do I do with 10 lemons???? Help.