Come along with me as I journal about my latest cooking and gardening adventures. Discover what grows in my zone five garden, and see what new recipes I try from my cookbook collection each week.

As I share recipes and information from my kitchen, I invite readers to comment and share ideas along with me in this blog. I am looking to increase followers to my blog, so that I may learn more about cooking and gardening.

Since moving to Midland, Michigan, I have been reading and researching many cooking journals, cookbooks and collected recipes from the past thirty years. Organizing pictures of gardens I enjoy has also been a joy for me, as I continue to learn about garden design and horticulture.

angel food cakes

angel food cakes
this kitchen is seasoned with love

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

relax and enjoy

although spring has arrived in midland, the mornings still remain chilly, and the afternoons quite breezy. i enjoy walking around my yard each day to admire how many of my little green plants seem to adapt to the change in temperature. and, i continue to be fasinated in how they are growing on their own, and becoming larger with years. i try to appreciate my walking time in the garden, which shouldn't be confused with working time in the garden. the walk is what nourishes my love for the garden and helps me to better understand the daily development of each plant. many of my plants have come from gardening friends that i have met since i have moved to midland, and i so appreciate these plants. i think of my friends as i look at the plants, and hope that my care of them will bring the plants to the beauty i have enjoyed in other's gardens. i remind myself to relax with a stone that i made several years ago, and i move it around during the seasons, so i can be reminded of both the thought and the border plant that it neighbors. currently, it is next to a clump of grape hyacinths. today, i also stopped to admire my weeping cherry tree near the road along with more grape hyacinths in full bloom.

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