I stenciled a border around the room to match the 9-patch vine in the quilt border.
Next time we'll visit Little Mister 5's room!
Nonstick cooking spray
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon grated nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 whole egg
1 egg white
3 tablespoons canola oil
1 1/4 cups grated zucchini, tightly packed
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup drained, canned, crushed pineapple
Preheat oven to 350. Spray 9" loaf pan with non-stick cooking spray. Sift flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and salt together. Set aside. In large mixing bowl, combine egg, egg white, oil, zucchini, vanilla and pineapple and mix well. Add the flour mixture to zucchini mixture and stir gently just until combined. Do not over mix. Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake until bread is golden brown and set in center, about 50-60 minutes.
This bread is so yummy. It is as good as cake. The little people helped me with this. I grated so much zucchini in my food processor that I ended up making 4 batches. I didn't have enough pineapple so I used half pineapple and half apple sauce. The flavors are so good. HobbyHubby just tried it yesterday and he said he LOVES it!
Since I'm running out of time this morning I'll have to post my zucchini basil lasagna recipe tomorrow!
The plot to the left in the first picture is filled with tomatoes and various other bell pepper plants. I can already taste those peppers in Rachael Ray's Spicy Thia Chicken Recipe! "YUM-O" There again, I bought way more than I planned! Do you think there is such a thing as GARDEN CENTER TEMPTATION SYNDROME? Shall we label that GCTS?
I also couldn't resist (GCTS) the purchase of patio tomatoes which are happily growing on my deck! MMM... See those green guys... Can't wait until August!
I think my little people have GCTS too! Another day we went for a few plants for the deck and, VIOLA! We have 4 pots of gerbera daisies, 6 pots of basil (a good bug deterrent), a huge pot of begonias, 3 pots of gladiolas (these bulbs were planted so late), cilantro from seeds & marigolds from seeds! Oh yes, and don't forget the straw flowers!
These gerbera daisies sure are beautiful! At least GCTS is bringing joy to our summer senses!
I just started at the short end and went with it. I'm sure a professional would have laughed at my process but I'm thrilled with the end result. It was a pretty enjoyable task given the fact that it took me a month because of some other outdoor projects and so much "help" from my little people. I added wheel barrows full of dirt, transplanted all of the perennials and added annuals.
My herb bed includes lavender, lemon balm, lemon verbena, rosemary, thyme, basil, spicy basil, rue, chives, oregano, purple sage, dill and tricolor sage. MMM... It smells so good out there!I do faithfully use the basil, dill & chives in the kitchen. I'd love to be able to say I use everything else I plant. Sigh... I must follow through with using the rest of these happy plants. I guess I've found my next research project!