|Sun gold cherry tomatoes, purple islander bell peppers, and a sweet carmen.|
Despite the warming temperatures outside, I've been doing a lot by way of baking in the kitchen. From salted caramel brownies to lemon poppyseed cake, chocolate sheet cake to cherry cobbler, the sugar has been pouring. I have been inspired to turn to my cookbooks recently, namely the Joy of Cooking, for some old-fashioned inspiration. The fact that the cookbooks have a beautiful new home in our refreshed kitchen is, of course, icing on the cake!
|When a friend comes over to help, bake him cherry cobbler.|
|A very special lemon-poppyseed bundt cake.|
|Another very special baked good: Texas sheet cake, made for my Dad.|
|Fried green tomatoes.|
The zucchini and squash are off to a strong start, and most of them have been very simply prepared. A quick sauté in butter with some onions is really all it takes to enjoy these summer staples.
|The zucchini are starting out small and delicious.|
As temperatures near 100 degrees, I'm anxious to pick up a few Texas-grown watermelons this weekend, and get started on the summer's popsicle recipes. What are you up to this summer?