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

Thursday, September 9, 2010

shrimp and vegetable stir fry

with all of our weekly scheduled activities, some nights i search for easy recipes to prepare in just a short period of time.  this recipe is one of those easy weeknight dinner plans.

some of Brian's favorite vegetables in stir fry are broccoli, onions, small cherry tomatoes, and carrots.
for this dish, i used all of these vegetables except the carrots.  once the vegetables are warmed and softened, the large shrimp are added to the pan. usually this recipe only takes a matter of 10 to 15 minutes.

when it is time to serve the stir fry, it can be placed on top of rice or crunchy rice noodles. serve this dinner with a side salad.

petite fall grapes

every fall i look forward to the best tasting grapes, and this week i was not disappointed.  these blue grapes were from California and so tasty.  since they were very small in size, they had an extra special flavor and texture.

these petite grapes would be splendid to serve with a cheese platter, as they would fit the design very nicely.  these grapes could also be used to garnish a luncheon plate of a cup of soup and sandwich.

since they are petite, they easily fit on a plate for decoration, but equally have a wonderful flavor. although not sturdy enough to use for grape juice, these blue grapes are fine to enjoy just off the vine.