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.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow

Yes we had snow today and I wanted to share pics of the recent snowfall.

This is the redbud tree that was my Christmas gift.

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Merry Christmas

May you have a wonderful Christmas and much joy! 

I just finished baking chocolate chip cookies and they are headed for the freezer as soon as cooled -out of sight out of mind!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Old Victory Garden Now on Cable

I just came across the old Victory Garden programs on cable RL TV. What a nice treat!

Monday, December 3, 2012

Tuesday's With Dorie: Baking With Julia-Gingerbread Baby Cakes

One of the December recipes for TWDBWJ is Gingerbread Baby Cakes. The host is Karen of Karen’s Kitchen Stories. So visit her site for the recipe.

It is chock full of molasses and ginger.Although the recipe called for 2 cups of molasses, I only had 1 and 1/2 cups in the house. So I made up the difference with a 1/2 cup of real maple syrup.  Not sure if I would make this again. It is a very dense cake and almost too overpowering in taste.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Lemon Curd from Meyer Lemons

I just finished making lemon curd from my meyer lemons. I used a recipe from Gourmet magazine  that called for 3-4 meyer lemons that would make 1/2 cup of juice. In my case, 4 lemons made a cup of juice. So I doubled the recipe, and plan to freeze leftover curd. It took about 30 minutes for the lemon curd to come up to 160 degrees. So the 5 minutes the recipe states for whisking the curd to 160 degrees is a bit optimistic.  So be patient. It tastes delicious, and my husband loves it.

So now I need to figure out what to do with the last 5 meyer lemons I have left on my tree.