Love the tastes of summer. Couple of days ago we feasted on some good, bright flavors that just seemed to scream summertime to me.
DILL BREAD (bread machine recipe)
1-1/4 C. all-purpose flour
1 C. sugar
1-1/2 tsp. baking powder
½ tsp. salt
2 tsp. freshly grated lemon zest
14 C. margarine, melted
¾ C. milk
¾ C. powdered sugar
1 TB. margarine,melted
2-3 tsp. lemon juice
Heat oven to 350 degrees Combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a lightly greased 8” square baking pan. Make 2 indentations in flour mixture. Set aside.
Combine egg and lemon zest in small bowl with fork; pour into 1 indentation. Pour ¼ C. melted margarine other indentation. Pour milk over all; mix well (some lumps will remain)
Bake for 30-35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely.
For glaze: combine powdered sugar, 1TB melted margarine & enough lemon juice for desired glazing consistency in small bowl. Spread glaze over cooled cake.
Things are progressing in the garden. Been transplanting lots of my perennials into the new flower beds. Tomatoes are blooming and the peppers are starting to bloom too. Cukes have loads of blooms and we’ve been using some of the onions. Yellow beans have bloomed and are starting to form their little beans. The peas are just about done but I’m worried about my beets and carrots. Just like the radishes, I’m afraid they’re not getting enough sun so I might not have anything going on under the soil. Checked a couple and it’s not looking very hopeful.
Decided that the chokecherry tree that is shading so much of the garden is going to come down in the fall after the garden is done. It’s dead at the top anyway… so it’s just going to come down.
Just received about 50 strawberry plants in the mail and I don’t have anywhere to put them yet. I need to build a strawberry bed right away…. where will I find a sunny enough spot. Hmmmmm