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.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Friday, April 19, 2013


We may have frost over the next few days, so I was out there covering the cabbages, peas and lettuce with a frost blanket.

However, I just cut several asparagus spears for dinner this evening. The plan is to roast them. Photos to come soon.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Spring Plantings




                               Napa Cabbage



                            Top Hat Blueberry which will be transplanted in a much larger pot soon.

TWD:Baking With Julia-Madeleines

 Katie and Amy Thisdell of Counter Dog are the hosts for this months TWD:BWJ recipe for Madeleines. Visit their blog to take a look at their creation and for the recipe.

This is a rather easy recipe to work with, but the only challenge I had was that it was difficult  getting the Madeleines out of the pan. I had never had that problem before. I used Pam spray on the Madeleine pans, but that was not helpful for easy removal. Otherwise they tasted great.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Top Hat Blueberry Bush

I purchased a top hat blueberry bush which can be planted in a large container. Our soil is not acidic and planting this bush in a container will make it easier to manage: making sure it maintains an acidic soil base. Plus I hope I can keep it away from the deer since it will be be located on our brick patio.