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, January 26, 2014

TWD: Baking With Julia-Chiffon Roll

This chiffon roll is delicious, but it required a lot of kitchen equipment and pots and pans. I pulled out my hand mixer, food processor and kitchen aid mixer, plus multiple bowls and pots. This is a dessert
that one would make for a special event. The filling has a walnut chocolate paste added to whip cream. The walnut chocolate paste was made by adding walnuts to the food processor, along with a little oil, and melted bittersweet chocolate. Whip cream was then folded into it. The recipe stated that it served six, but those servings were way too large. I cut the roll into twelve servings.

The chiffon cake with the filling prior to rolling it.

The finished product.

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Snow and Seed Catalogues

We are supposed to get more snow on Sunday and then a cold wave should start to come through. That is a perfect chance to look through all the seed catalogues. Baker Creek and Territorial Seed are in reach as I blog. However, at the end on the 2013 season, I purchased many packs of seeds at 90% of. Zinnias, carrots, basil, lettuce, radish, and others. So I may not need to purchase much. With that said, I would love to try something new in the vegetable department. Any ideas. Last year my new adventure was garlic and it was a great crop. What new seed adventure should I try in 2014?