I've been inspired by my sister and this is the first bake of that inspiration. She sent me an article regarding how to improve your baking skills without going to pastry school. The advice was to simply bake something new once a month and a list was provided with a variety of different cakes.
The cake itself wasn't as citrusy as I would have liked, but the glaze more than made up for it. I think it was a thumbs up at the office. It was gone within a couple hours.
I've decided to bring new life to my blog this year. I wanted to have a place of my own to document my adventures in baking. There are so many new things I have on my baking wish list. Tune in to see updates. First cake of the year is coming soon!
I wrestled cages onto my tomato plants this week. I'm assuming it would be much easier if either the plants were smaller or I had some assistance. Such is my luck as a lonesome beginner gardner.
Another garden event this week...there was a big thunderstorm that produced hail. I came to my plants rescue and pulled them under cover (after getting advice from Mom). But I wasn't quick enough, some plants had perfect little holes in their leaves from the hail.
The beginnings of my first banana pepper.
More banana peppers to come.
First inclining of a jalapeno. Can't wait to make salsa!