Monday, April 12, 2010

Playing Catch up

So I've slacked off a bit on posting my food stories and experiments. I'm not branching out as often as I was (laziness) but there are a few things to share.

First, some strawberry short pound cake.

The pound cake was make with this recipe. Very traditional. Loads of butter, eggs, sugar and flour. Nice and basic. I baked it in my silicone bundt pan however and it took FOR-EV-ER. Seriously, like an hour and a half and the middle was still a little runny when I gave up and pulled it out. I let it cool for a good long time and it actually turned out about perfect. The edges were a little over done but the middle was nice and moist.

To top it off I sliced up strawberries and sprinkled them with sugar just let the magic happen while the cake was baking. I also got ambitious and whipped up my own whipped topping using whipping cream, vanilla, and a bit of sugar. Why didn't anybody ever tell me it was so easy? And delicious! Yum!

The pound cake recipe makes a lot of pound cake. Seriously, like a lot. I'm pretty sure that cake weighed like 5lbs when it was all said and done. So I make up Alton Brown's lemon curd recipe (found in the link I just posted) and brought slices to work to share. My lemon curd was a bit too runny and didn't set up properly but still tasted quite delicious when drizzled over the cake.

Speaking of strawberries...

This little guy came off of my strawberry plants I just planted last weekend. So far it's the only ripe berry we've gotten and he was kind of tiny but uber delicious. I can't wait until we get more berries. I'm not sure how many berries 3 plants will produce so I'm considering getting a few more. Fresh strawberries > Kroger strawberries.

Strawberry plants.

Along with strawberries we are also growing herbs, lettuce, tomatos and peppers.

In this box you will find sage, cilantro, lemon thyme, spicy oregano, rosemary, mixed lettuce plants, dill, and parsley.


Green peppers (they're in pots now).

Kevin still has to build a second box for me. I want cherry tomatoes and hot pepper plants too. We're on week 3 of our little garden and so far nobody's died yet so I'm pretty excited. I'm looking forward to using my own herbs in my cooking. I can't wait to try that lemon thyme on some chicken. It smells so delicious.

1 comment:

  1. It looks like you may have too many tomato plants in one container. Have you used this method before. Have purchased any of your live plants from Garden Harvest Supply,