Jackfruit, a Tropical Treat

When summer was approaching I knew I wanted to focus on the flavors of all of the delicious melons. Nothing says summer to me like watermelon, cantaloupe, and honeydew as I wrote in my post about the fruit bowls this got me thinking about a fantastic breakfast we had in Bali. That in turn lead me into the world of tropical fruits. Of all the weird looking and foreign fruits the one that stood out to me the most was the jackfruit.  Continue reading

Tropical Hummingbird Layer Cake

Thumbing through “Bake from Scratch” Magazine I came across a recipe for a Tropical Hummingbird Cake. This grabbed my attention right away. The original “Humming Bird Cake” was something the made a big splash in the 70’s. The actual origins are a bit of an unknown as there are a few different sources that claim they originated the recipe. The most famous of which is a 1978 publication of Southern Living. Since it’s publication it has been reported that it was the most requested recipe by its readers.  Continue reading

The Power of Food

I have been going through a lot of rough personal issues recently, which combined with getting our garden in and the crazy weather we’re having here in the midwest, has been keeping me from blogging. Yesterday however, I was out mowing our acreage thinking about life and everything I am going through right now. Then this thought occurred to me. Thank goodness for amazing food.  Continue reading

Bali Inspired, Tropical Fruit Bowls with Homemade Granola

Breakfast was never anything I was big on. Well, let me clarify… first thing in the morning trying to come up with anything interesting to eat was the furthest thing from my mind. If we happened to be on vacation or out and about early sure eating always sounded great and I do love many breakfast foods but preparing them myself right when I get up is no fun. This lead to Sunday brunch… well, it’s lunch but I like to think of it as brunch because I serve breakfast foods for lunch. I do love making various breakfast foods so doing them as our Sunday lunch allowed me to enjoy them but not first thing in the morning.  Continue reading