Monday, April 25, 2011

Garden Visitors

Every Spring brings new garden visitors and this one is no exception.  My Director of Pest Management is generally the first one to greet them, since she feels that it’s her job to patrol every corner of the garden.  Here’s my Director of Pest Management..just in case you haven’t met her yet.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Carrot Cake with Creme Cheese Frosting

I wanted to make a dessert that represented Spring, Earth Day, and Easter to celebrate the season.  The first thing I thought of was carrot cake.  Although carrots have been used in cakes since the middle ages, the carrot cake became a huge fad in the U.S. in the 1970‘s, around the time when eating “natural” foods became popular and the first Earth Day was celebrated, so it seems like the perfect choice.   I made carrot cake back in the 70’s but I felt the recipe needed an update. 

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Vegan Ricotta & Sausage Stuffed Shells

I was watching the Food Network the other day and Giada making stuffed shells for her sister and I was fondly remembering a time when I could eat cheesy ricotta stuffed things when it I realized that I didn’t have to deny myself such yummy food.  I came up with my own version, a non dairy, soy sausage stuffed shells that tasted just as good.