Cranberry Ginger Whole Wheat Quick Bread

I had grandiose ideas.

Yes, I had done the The Twelve Days of Christmas for 2010 and I had done fourteen Christmas gift posts last year.

This year promised to bring posts on “Gifts from the Kitchen 2012.”   I had even written many drafts, some  as far back as January 2012.   I had lots of things . . . → Read More: Cranberry Ginger Whole Wheat Quick Bread

The main course: Rosemary Lemon Roasted Chicken

The main course from our cooking class: rosemary lemon roasted chicken recipe. . . . → Read More: The main course: Rosemary Lemon Roasted Chicken

Celebrating the weekend: Rosemary Lemonade with Vodka

This is an adult version—-both because of the vodka and the rosemary infusion. . . . → Read More: Celebrating the weekend: Rosemary Lemonade with Vodka

Getting ready for easy breakfasts and vacation brunches.

Blueberry Lemon Spice Muffins and other breakfast and brunch ideas for a super easy time at a lake house. . . . → Read More: Getting ready for easy breakfasts and vacation brunches.

Our new pets

I was really beginning to worry about our lemon tree.  After harvesting four nice lemons, it immediately bloomed again.  And, then came out the aphids.  It was covered with them (as was our hibiscus, fuchsia, and trumpet flower).

I hated the thought of spraying the entire greenhouse contents with insecticidal soap, so I went a . . . → Read More: Our new pets

Refreshing Citrus Rice Salad

Really cool and refreshing salad for the end of summer. . . . → Read More: Refreshing Citrus Rice Salad