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

Sunday, May 30, 2010

summer cookbooks

i have a collection of summer cookbooks, since summer cooking incorporates the freshness of foods and herbs from the garden. here are two of my favorite summer books, one by susan branch and the other from the vineyard. each year i try to make something different from these books, and this year i was looking at several recipes that sounded amazing. i am going to try the grilled chicken on rosemary skewers along with the stir fry sugar snap peas from the vineyard book soon. also, the sweet corn pepper salsa looks like a great side for broiled fish, so i plan to purchase the ingredients for this recipe this week. it is not difficult to find a dessert recipe that sounds tasty, and the black dog ginger cookies are a bit different that my favorite recipe for the same cookie. so...i will experiment with those as well.

from susan branch's book, i plan to make the lemon linguini this week along with the parsley salad. i also have my eye on the sunshine salad made with walnuts, carrots and raisins. i have made the profiteroles in the past and they are delicious, so i will put them on the list to serve next weekend with ice cream. check back to see these recipes and my taste test commentary.

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