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, July 31, 2012

harbor springs summer

recently we spent several days up north at harbor springs enjoying the food, shopping and the water.  the town fills with locals from nearby cities to enjoy the wonderful farmer's market each week.   the shops are filled with nautical items, while the restaurants serve fresh grilled whitefish.

it still amazes me that such great resort towns are only two hours away. and, the atmosphere is nothing less than any town on the cape or along the Maine coast.  well..there is no salt in the air, but there is certainly the relaxation that sailboats and other water sports bring to the area.  paddle boards are popular, but the beautiful waxed wooden boats still give the classic appeal.  as vintage autos are repurposed by many residents, it is not uncommon to see woodies on the road. everything that should be a summer memory can be created in northern Michigan. 

one morning, we spent some time talking with tom stewart, owner of the old sport gallery.  he is a PGA life member, and was a friend of Alden Dow.

there is something special about these northern Michigan towns.  and, i am so glad that a smaller percentage of people choose to visit there, as i feel this is a secret that shouldn't be shared.