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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

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

cookbook i am reading

One of the cookbooks I am reading right now is The Comfort Table by Katie Lee. Katie grew up in West Virginia and was married at one time to Billy Joel. I really enjoy her recipes, since they seem to be simple enough to make, but at the same time have a nice presentation. This book is divided into menus for entertaining. Since tomorrow is Cinco de Mayo..I was considering her menu for the day. I may adjust her red snapper veracruzana and use another fish, and also make the side dish cilantro lime rice to go along with the meal.
Since Mother's Day is coming up this weekend, I also looked at her breakfast menu. I am considering the asparagus and spinach frittata, along with the blueberry sour cream coffee cake with lemon glaze.
Katie has menu ideas for year round celebrations, and I have had great success cooking from her first book. Off i go to buy my ingredients.