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, April 12, 2011


recently, i have been experimenting with a variety of onion products.  these shallots are very mild and i have been cutting them quite fine, almost to a mincing texture, and substituting them for several standard recipes.  for lunch salads, such as tuna fish or chicken salad, shallots substitute nicely and give a much milder flavor and are easily chopped finely to incorporate into the salad.

i have also used them in stir fry's, and with a green bean side dish in the past week. for each of these recipes, the shallots have provided a wonderful flavor and less powerful onion taste for my guests. i am certainly going to continue to use them instead of a yellow or white onion in certain recipes.

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