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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

Friday, February 3, 2012

serving dishes

for over thirty years i have collected a variety of serving dishes, platters, and tableware.  i often think that these collections are an obsession, since i enjoy searching for more each year.   i was looking through my holiday photographs and realized just how many different types of presentations are possible with these unique dishes.

i have several different sizes of olive plates, all different lengths and widths.  these plates can be used for a variety of relish options, including tomatoes, carrots, mini corn, and even pickles.  i often use them for cracker plates alongside dips and spreads.

the long narrow characteristic of these dishes makes them very attractive on the table and can be used as a focal point to attract attention to the colorful appetizers. i enjoy experimenting with different table presentations for each holiday.

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