Time For Baking

It’s cold today. I’m pondering what to bake. I have so many cookbooks to look through. I started off taking a photo of the sugars, then it occurred to me to take a photo of the salt, and then I figured I’d combine the two to make a collage. And have I baked anything yet? No.

Fran Costigan has a new cookbook out, VEGAN CHOCOLATE! I think I need that one. I listened to her being interviewed by Marilu Henner yesterday on her show.. Marilu asked great questions and Fran had great answers about the different ingredients used for baking that are vegan.

Isa Chandra Moskowitz has a new cookbook out too, Isa Does It. I will most likely get her cookbook. When I go to the thrift stores, I always check out the book section. I’ve found some really great books at bargain prices. I have an original Moosewood Cookbook by Mollie Katzen. And the other day I picked up Instead of Turkey, Instead of Chicken-A Poultryless Poultry Potpourri by Karen Davis.  It’s filled with a lot of great recipes and tips. It was a quarter!


#grasses #collage

#grasses #collage by DeBBaKeR~*~
#grasses #collage, a photo by DeBBaKeR~*~ on Flickr.

“If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy, if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has power to move you, if the simple things in nature have a message you understand, Rejoice, for your soul is alive.”
Eleanor Duse

Zinnias In Frankenmuth


These beauties were planted along a sidewalk in Frankenmuth. I’m really excited because I have two packets of seeds for next year. I am finding that I like all the different types of Zinnias! They are adding interest and color to a quickly fading garden. That’s a big plus.

Zinnias by DeBBaKeR~*~
Zinnias, a photo by DeBBaKeR~*~ on Flickr.

by Valerie Worth

Zinnias, stout and stiff,
Stand no nonsense: their colors
Stare, their leaves
Grow straight out, their petals
Jut like clipped cardboard,
Round, in neat flat rings.

Even cut and bunched
Arranged to please us
In the house, in the water, they
Will hardly wilt– I know
Someone like zinnias: I wish
I were like zinnias.