What I look most forward to every summer is going to my local farmer’s market in White Bear Lake, MN. Continue reading “The Farmer’s Market”
Summertime always brings me back to my hometown of Coon Rapids,Minnesota. Continue reading “A Sweet Summertime Revisited”
Many years ago a customer shared this with us girls at my Mom’s craft store. One look at the ingredients and we knew we just had to try it- my family has been making it ever since!
- 3 eggs
- 1 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 Tablespoon maple flavoring*
- 2 cups shredded zucchini
- 2 1/2 cups flour, unsifted
- 1/2 cup toasted wheat germ
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup chopped walnuts
Beat the eggs, then add oil, sugars, and maple flavoring combine until foamy. Stir in zucchini and all dry ingredients- mix just until combined. Stir in nuts.
Using Pam spray- coat 4 mini loaf pans, spoon in batter; sprinkle with sugar. Bake at 350 degrees for 40- 45 minutes. Check with toothpick to see if you need additional time. If making 1 large loaf, follow instructions above and bake for 1 hour.
*My favorite Maple extract is Mapleine by Crescent (in a bright blue box) – I recently found it at WalMart.
I cannot believe what all my summer entailed! Continue reading “Exhilarated & Exhausted”
Hard to believe that July is already gone- time really flies when you’ve got your hands full of projects!! Continue reading “Mama Carp’s “Fish Tales” for July”
Summer Greetings!!! I hope you’re all doing well and taking a little time to enjoy this summer! Continue reading “Mama Carp’s “Fish Tales” for June”
Well, for starts –the snow is finally gone; the lake is back in action and mowing the lawn never felt so good! Continue reading “I’m good, how are you?!!”
With summer just around the corner, Forest Lake will soon be busy with boating, fishing & wakeboarding! If you happen to float by the house, give me a toot – one of us here would love to take a picture of your big “catch of the day”, a trick wakeboarding or a boat load of happy faces : )
Max Capra- summer 2012
I will post once a month all summer long of all the great pic’s I get-family, friends & visitors welcome!!
What a majestic sight-