Yesterday was my birthday and a very nice birthday it was!
I received lots of birthday wishes from dear old friends and...
My father made me this beautiful windowsill herb garden that I just love! The perfect gift for me!
My mother gave me a gift certificate for a pedicure at a local spa - Ahhh...
I have three new cookbooks to add to my collection - thanks Cousin!
My husband gave me these pretty flowers although he wasn't supposed to buy me anything - thank you Matt!
Cailyn's friends called and sang Happy Birthday to me - love them all!
My daughters were both home for my birthday dinner - priceless!
NJ strawberries are finally here and they are so delicious! Fresh strawberry season in NJ goes by very quickly. I wanted a cake that I could top with strawberries that would not be too heavy or too sweet. Lemon Cornmeal Cake was just perfect! The cake recipe was adapted from Everyday Food's Orange Cornmeal Cake. I substituted the zest of two lemons for the orange zest that was called for in the recipe. I also used white wine instead of orange juice. I absolutely love this cake! I could write a poem about it! A great thing about it is that there is absolutely no butter or dairy in this cake. Make sure to use a good quality, mild flavored olive oil ( I used Frantoia). I'll be making this cake again soon! I also will be enjoying every moment of strawberry season in NJ.