Old-Fashioned Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

So, do you have canned carrots (or you could use older fresh carrots) that turned to mush and you don’t know what to do with them?  How about make a carrot cake!  I’m also thinking this may be good with canned pumpkin and/or canned sweet potato. Update: I just made this (muffins instead of cake…

Mushroom Barley Soup

http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Mushroom-Barley-Soup-993 Ingredients    1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter    1 pound mushrooms, cut into 1/2-inch pieces    2 large carrots, chopped    2 large celery stalks, chopped    1 onion, chopped    1/2 cup pearl barley, rinsed    2 tablespoons all purpose flour    8 cups canned vegetable broth    1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley    1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill or 1 teaspoon dried…

Have a Small Space? Grow Vertical!

A friend mentioned that she has a tiny little area to grow any food, so I suggested she grow vertically. I don’t really do this now but may have to since I will be using raised beds this year. I’ve seen so many neat ideas over the past few months that I’m trying to find…