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???


...they call me mommy... said...

*sigh* Your photographs make me so happy. Love your cakes...just beautiful, girl! Please pass the tomato basil pizza! ;)

...they call me mommy... said...

PS - Your new bloggy look is SO nice! Refreshing! I ADORE your link/label photos, ESPECIALLY the canning one!

...they call me mommy... said...

Oooo...the Hopestead link and the Handmade link are just lovely too!!!!! The handmade one reminds me so much of Jane Brocket! :-)

Bonnie said...

Want. That. Pizza. And I just made pizza. How am I supposed to eat sloppy joes now?

Full of Grace said...

Nothing yet, but I have sprouts on my zucchini, spaghetti squash, and cucumbers so time will tell :)

Anonymous said...

this blog looks BEAUTIFUL!

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Mary said...

Weeds :(

Victorianlady8 said...

Your Blog has grown So Beautifully! I love your new look, new farm, new Grace :) You are giving a Wonderful Gift for the Lord, thank you for sharing!

Miranda said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the new look!

Amanda said...


This new blog look is just wonderful!

Simple, easy to find and very cozy here.

It looks like your family is settling in so nicely at your new home with the recent posts on your blooming flowers to your garden harvest now.
all that hard work is paying off!

Amanda said...

I'm grinning over that gf cake!gonna be trying that one out!!!

Bobbi Anderson said...

Wonderful inspiration, i put it on an old post, but the blog looks fantastic!
In my garden, some herbs, sage, rosemary (both purchased) Oregano, chives, lavender, bolted cilantro, and itty bitty basil, dill and parsley
Harvested... green leafy goodness, and PEAS!

as always inspired by you!