Recipe: Garden Harvest Cake

Lately, I’ve been using Cooking Light for many of the recipes I prepare for dinners. In an issue from long ago, I noticed a recipe for Garden Harvest Cake. ‘Tis the season for fresh vegetables, so I said, “Why the hell not. Let me make this.”

Though the recipe calls for vegetables that are not currently locally available (such as zucchini), I found some healthy options at our Met supermarket. In a few weeks, I’ll be able to pick up some carrots, zucchini and granny smith apples at our neighborhood farmer’s market. For now, try this recipe for Garden Harvest Cake ¬†with whatever vegetables your grocer carries.

And voila.

garden harvest cake

garden harvest cake

Recipe Attempted: Apple Crisp

So the nagging question of what differentiates a crumble from a cobbler from a crisp has been on my mind. As a result, I decided to try making an apple crisp.

I found the recipe on allrecipes.com, a holding place for meals and treats made by middle-aged white ladies. (How do I know this? Just look at some of the usernames: “Josie,” “jandtsmom,” and “let_them_eat_cake.” I don’t see any ethnic threads here.)

A simple execution, the recipe, calling for dashes of delicious cinnamon and nutmeg, was easy-to-follow and yielded brilliant results:

allrecipes.com apple crisp

apple crisp