I baked my own Mother’s Day Cake

Ok, I admit it, I baked my own Mothers Day cake.  But I like baking and the baby was napping and my son was out planting tomatoes with Dad, so it was easy. And the strawberries were hand picked for me and left washed and shiny on the counter. After a bit of searching a couple of years ago I found my “house” yellow cake recipe which I used for this cake.  It’s called “Natural Yellow Cake Mix” from the Whole Foods website.  There are a few things I love about this recipe. First, the cake tastes great as is …

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Stormy Skies and May Day Strawberries

The first day of May is cold and rainy in Maryland and the sky has a stormy look that gives me the creeps after our week of dramatic weather.  While the storms turned out to be non-events by the time they reached Maryland, we still found ourselves under a tornado warning for about 45 minutes on Wednesday evening and a watch that continued much longer. During the warning, we gathered in the interior room of our house listening to the radio and preparing to pile into the closet if we heard the sound of an approaching train. I busied myself …

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