Last week was a crazy week of baking. Between vegan birthday brownies for a good friend and a 3-layer chocolate hazelnut birthday cake for DH (more posts on the cake to come!), hazelnut heath meringues and peach crumble, and testing a scrumptious recipe for Sally, the kitchen was a never ending pile of dishes covered in chocolate. But at least the house smelled divine.
This week’s menu plan host is Manda of Asparagus Thin. She’s selected grapes as her menu item of the week. I tested allergic to grapes years ago and haven’t eaten them since, and so there’s a devil currently perched on my shoulder, saying, hey you, grapes are in season now! If you’re going to try them, now would be a great time… and yet, I think it’ll have to wait for now. Especially since I have such a busy week planned, and am headed to the mountains to unwind this weekend.
I also don’t have a host lined up for next week, and I’ll be out of town, so this is your turn to step up!!!
Pesto slathered Mahi and grilled peppers
Herbed turkey with sauteed onions
Chicken in tomato sauce with broccoli
Lemony mint quinoa with fresh tomatoes
away, so who knows, really
maybe a nectarine ginger crumble–it’s so hard to resist when they’re in season
From my garden:
herbs! basil, oregano, thyme, mint
garlic (harvested a while back)
From the Farmers’ market:
My god that cake almost looks illegal. I think i can feel my butt getting fatter just looking at it. Anyone have some milk?
that totally cracked me up. No milk for me though! and it’s a gluten and dairy free cake =)
Cake looks divine!
Mmmm, lemony mint quinoa sounds delicious! Happy birthday to your DH! That cake looks gorgeous. I will be looking forward to hearing more about it- especially the dairy-free frosting. 🙂
I missed the recipe for the cake. Will you please send me the link?