Friday, March 4, 2011

Savory Zucchini Bread

I saw this recipe over at Food Blogga and just had to test it out. This recipe has the perfect combinations of zucchini, scallions, and cheddar cheese. It's a great accompaniment to a bowl of vegetable soup or a spring salad.

Savory Zucchini Bread with Cilantro, Scallions, and Cheddar
makes 2 loaves

2 cups of all-purpose flour
1 cups of whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon of sea salt
1 teaspoon of black pepper
1 teaspoon of baking soda
1 teaspoon of baking powder
3 large eggs
1 cup vegetable oil
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 1/2 cups of shredded zucchini
3 scallions, chopped
1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1/3 cup finely chopped fresh cilantro

1. Preheat oven to 350', Coat 2 loaf pans with cooking spray.

2. Combine flour, salt, pepper, baking soda, and baking powder. Set aside.

3. In a medium bowl beat eggs and sugar with electric mixer. Add oil and beat until combined. Add the dry ingredients and stir by hand.

4. Fold in zucchini, scallions, cheese, and cilantro.

5. Divide batter evenly between the two loaf pans. Bake for 45-55 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean.

6. Cool for 10 minutes in pan. Remove from pans and place on wire rack


Friday, February 11, 2011

Cherry Preserves

A couple weeks ago, Cherries were in season here. They were so sweet and delicious. I just had to try this Cherry Preserves from Canning for a new generation. DELISH!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

I heart the library

The library is definitely one of the best public resources we have. I love going to my library or reserving books online that I get to ponder.

Reasons why I love the library:
1. Being able to borrow all kinds books
2. Wide variety of Audiobooks
3. Almost every cookbook and crafty-book I want to peruse
4. Librarians are friendly and resourceful
5. Huge selection of Movies and TV DVD's
6. Free classes on everything from knitting, wine, gardening, etc.
7. Quiet place to get away and read/study
8. Great selection of music cd's
9. And it's all basically free (tax dollars at work)

Here's what I have currently checked out from the library

From left to right:
The Tudors: Season 3 DVD
Fly Away Home- Jennifer Weiner
The Help - Kathryn Stockett
Breaking Dawn - Stephanie MeyerNew Moon - Stephanie MeyerCommitted - Elizabeth Gilbert

From Top to Bottom:
The One Pan Gourmet - Donald Jacobson
Beyond the Master Cleanse - Tom Woloshyn
Vegan Cookies Invade You Cookie Jar - Isa Moskowitz
Living Food For Health - Gillian McKeith
The Kind Diet - Alicia Silverstone

Monday, January 3, 2011

Welcome to 2011: Happy New Year

Wow, I can't believe 2010 is all finished up. Did last year fly by to anyone else as well? We welcomed the new year in camping at Sebastian Inlet State Park with the newlyweds, Krissy and Luis. We saw some amazing sunsets, cooked some delicious meals over the fire, and checked out some beautiful kayaking spots.

Christmas was great. I received some exciting new project books to create with. I look forward to sharing them with all of you.  Also, My hubby got me a dehydrator for Christmas; I'm can't wait to start playing with that.

I have many new adventures on the horizon and will be sharing them you all as they are happening. Stay tuned.