Tag: Novel Bakers

A Novel Baker’s Birthday!

Join us for a Celebration and a virtual Birthday Party for Michael Lee West~ Southern Author, Baker, Gardener, Yorkie Enthusiast! The Novel Bakers are celebrating her milestone birthday and literary works today with a little food and fun~ We’re happy to have you join us! We gathered old and new friends to join in the…

Novel Baking~ An Apple Picnic

I’m joining The Novel Bakers for Apple Week, our book selection, freshly picked by Jain~ The Apple Orchard by Susan Wiggs, a delicious and quick read! The Apple Orchard: #1 New York Times bestselling author Susan Wiggs brings readers to the lush abundance of Sonoma County in a novel of sisters, friendship and how memories are woven…

Gathering in the Garden~ Tomatoes

I’m joining The Novel Bakers with Gathering in the Garden: From lifelong friends, artists, and gardeners, comes a delightful little gift book full of ideas to transform ordinary events into garden parties, complete with menus and recipes. Gathering in the Garden  begins with a Tomato Taste-Off. I’m savoring that last bit of summer with tomatoes fresh from…

Gathering in the Garden~ Meet Birdie

I’m joining The Novel Bakers with Gathering in the Garden: From lifelong friends, artists, and gardeners, comes a delightful little gift book full of ideas to transform ordinary events into garden parties, complete with menus and recipes. I had a little Gathering in the Garden inspiration and fun with Shelley Snow’s scarecrow, May Rain, and my version of her…

Gathering in the Garden with May Rain

I’m joining The Novel Bakers with Gathering in the Garden: From lifelong friends, artists, and gardeners, comes a delightful little gift book full of ideas to transform ordinary events into garden parties, complete with menus and recipes. I had a little Gathering in the Garden inspiration and fun with Shelley Snow’s scarecrow, “May Rain”, dressed in her…

Lavender Lemonade Cupcakes

I’m joining The Novel Bakers for Lavender Week. . . I found a quick & easy recipe for Lemonade Cupcakes using a boxed cake mix and frozen lemonade concentrate. I decided to boost the flavor factor by adding some dried culinary French lavender to the cake mix after discovering Chocolate Lavender Brownies! Lavender Lemonade Cupcakes,…

The Bee’s Knees

I’m joining The Novel Bakers for Lavender Week. . . I’ve had a fragrant and delicious time with The Novel Bakers   playing with lavender and searching for recipes! I found several new beverages~ Lavender Lemonade and Lavender Margaritas, both perfect for summer and made with a lavender syrup or lavender sweet and sour mix.…

Lavender~ Salty & Sweet

I’m joining The Novel Bakers for Lavender Week! The Lavender Cookbook by Sharon Shipley is full of tempting sweet and savory recipes~ The recipes were developed using dried culinary ‘Provence’ lavender buds, which have a gentle lavender flavor that’s not bitter, medicinal or perfumey.  I found culinary French lavender from Amazon here. There are also recipes to bring lavender to the table by…

A Lavender Picnic

I’m joining The Novel Bakers for Lavender Week! The skies finally cleared long enough for me to spread a quilt for a Lavender Picnic. . . And enjoy a few lavender treats~ courtesy of The Lavender Cookbook. “The appeal of lavender extends beyond its fragrance to the rich yet delicate flavor it adds to a variety of foods. The Lavender…