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~
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: