• Summer

    Chocolate Zucchini Cake

    Here’s a simple moist summer cake to make and help use up some of those Zucchinis that grow abundantly in your garden.   This cake is so yummy and moist, it doesn’t need frosting.  (it’s the shredded zucchini that makes it wonderfully moist).  Add a scoop of vanilla ice cream, and this cake makes an excellent dessert all will enjoy and they’ll never believe it has zucchini in it.   Chocolate Zucchini Cake Recipe: 1/2 cup butter –  softened 1-1/4 cups sugar  (I substitute Rapadura or Sucanat for all the sugar) 1 cup brown sugar 1/2 cup olive oil 2 eggs 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour  (I use part…

  • Summer

    Sun Pickles

    These are very dilly, crunchy and flavorful. Even the onions are yummy and are good on sandwiches and burgers. So instead of Sun Tea this summer try making some Sun Pickles!     Wash pickles and Rinse dill                       Slice pickles and onions                 Layer sliced pickles and onions into clean jars           To each jar add: 3 dill heads and few dill leaves (which are feathery looking part) 2 cloves garlic – cut up or sliced 2 teaspoons dried dill weed Brine: 6 cups White Vinegar 6 1/2 cups…