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

Saturday, May 1, 2010

apple tart

some of the best recipes are those that are quite simple and use fresh ingredients. a very easy dessert to make when unexpected guests arrive would be a french apple tart. it is always wise to keep some puff pastry sheets on hand in the freezer, and as the guests come through the door, take one of the sheets out to thaw. after the pastry thaws, open up the pastry onto a baking sheet. peel and slice three apples and toss with a bit of sugar and cinnamon. place on the puff pastry and bake according to the box instructions. as the tart cools a bit, shake to cover with powdered sugar.