Wednesday, June 2, 2010

salads for a change!

i realized today that i have only ever posted recipes and pictures of desserts that i've created. i do love to bake and eat desserts, but i promise i do sometimes eat vegetables when they aren't secretly baked into a cake!

in fact, i've been growing more lettuce and greens in the garden this year so that i can have a fresh salad greens around all the time.
(picture of lettuce and mustard greens growing in the front yard)

this was the first harvest of the year in mid-May

radishes and lettuce

here are some things growing in the garden that have gone into my salads lately:
mustard greens
baby spinach and big spinach
snow peas

snow peas!

snow peas growing in the front yard on a tripod built from last year's sunflower stalks

fresh garden salad with homemade dressing

dressing ingredients:
olive oil
apple cider vinegar
brown mustard
salt and pepper
fresh herbs: thyme, oregano, and whatever else is around

see! i do eat veggies in non dessert form sometimes.
only sometimes tho... :)

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

strawberries and cupcakes

the strawberries are here! the past 2 weeks have been filled with fresh strawberries from the garden and the CSA (community supported agriculture) share that we have.

for my housemate joe's birthday, i decided to make him a bday cake that had lots of chocolate and strawberries from our garden. so i made...

vegan strawberry chocolate creme filled cupcakes

recipe and more about strawberries soon to come.. but here are the pictures:

after filling the cupcakes with the choco strawberry mouse

iced and topped with a strawberry

yum. happy bday joe!