What you do in your house is worth as much as if you did it up in heaven for our Lord God. We should accustom ourselves to think of our position and work as sacred and well-pleasing to God, not on account of the position and work, but on account of the word and faith from which the obedience and the work flow. ~ Martin Luther

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

First Harvests

 The garden is all in and now comes the fun part~ harvesting! 

Two cakes I made for a recent baby shower wouldn't have been quite so nice without a yard full of treasures:

From the herb and flower garden~ calendula flowers to garnish a most-amazing, most delicious gluten-free chocolate cake. 

Oh MY.  It is like chocolate cheesecake, without the high fat!  (and uses up eggs!  score!)  I got the recipe here but I did add 3/4 cup sugar to it.  You MUST try it. 

Strawberries from the strawberry patch~

 We aren't getting many berries, but any are wonderful news to us!  So glad most of the transplants survived the move last fall.  Next year, Lord willing, we will have a bumper crop!  The cake inspiration, by the way, comes from this gal and her gorgeous cake

And from the vegetable garden~ our first harvest was.......BASIL!  Ahhh-fresh basil, one of the most wonderful smells and tastes in the world!

We used it for this:

What are you harvesting these days???
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