Daylight Savings Time will begin in less than two weeks. It won’t be long before everything begins to turn green again. I noticed daffodils and daylilies coming up in the flower beds. Unfortunately, I lost my largest rosemary plant during the winter. It weathered the last few years outside just fine. Don’t know if last summer’s drought had anything to do with it or it just decided to quit. Hopefully, some of the smaller ones will be OK.
One, in particular, was quite a surprise. I had stuffed peppers with ground turkey, rice and onion, then covered them in a tomato-based sauce. Once baked, I added cheese and returned them to the oven until it melted. The casserole smelled so good baking and made a beautiful entrée.
The first bite was a little spicy. The second bite was hot! I thought the peppers I had used were some of our milder ones. Obviously, I didn’t taste these before I froze them.
Barrie liked them and went back for seconds. I enjoyed the filling, cheese and a lot of milk. I’m glad that I only made one of these.
I am still working on the Farmers’ Market cookbook. It will be sent to the publisher sometime in April, if all goes well. It takes several weeks to get the finished books, so we should have them available at the beginning of summer. Hopefully, that will be just in time to try out some our recipes with fresh veggies and fruits. Watch this column for the announcement.
As I have been looking through my recipe boxes for old favorites to share, I pulled this pound cake recipe out to make again. It is a moist, rich cake when served as-is, but we love it with the caramel glaze. This cake freezes well, too.
Banana Pound Cake2 sticks butter, softened
1⁄2 cup shortening
2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1 cup sugar
5 large eggs
3 cups all-purpose flour
1⁄2 teaspoon baking powder
1⁄2 teaspoon baking soda
1⁄2 teaspoon salt
1⁄2 cups milk