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Italian Lemon Cake

This Italian lemon pound cake is a recipe that I'd had my eye on for a long time. I finally made it back in April! I skipped adding frosting but if you visit the original recipe it'll tell you how to make it. The glaze needed a lot more lemon juice than the recipe called for. I used 5 tablespoons of lemon juice and it was still very thick. The cake itself isn’t very lemony so you really do need either the glaze or the frosting to bring the lemon flavour to this recipe. I'm not complaining though, it was still really delicious! Italian Lemon Cake Adapted from My Recipe Confessions Makes 1 Cake Ingredients For the Cake 3 cups all purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 cup butter, softened 2 cups sugar 3 large eggs 1/2 cup buttermilk 1/2 cup sour cream 4 tablespoons lemon juice 2 tablespoons lemon zest 1 teaspoon vanilla For the Glaze 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar 5+ tablespoons lemon juice Directions Preheat the oven to 325F. Grease and flour a bundt or cake p

Asparagus and Tomato Salad with Berries and Melon

I found a really beautiful and refreshing summer salad over at O&CO. I didn't actually use their products to dress my salad, but it still turned out great!

I didn't have cherry tomatoes so I chopped regular tomatoes, and I grilled my asparagus rather than boiling it. We were already grilling chicken so I figured what the heck, let's just throw the asparagus on the grill. If a bit of char bothers you, go ahead and boil yours.

I didn't measure anything for this recipe, but I'll give you the estimates of what I think I put in. It's salad, it doesn't need to be perfectly measured.

I don't need to tell you to wash your fruits and veggies, do I?

Asparagus and Tomato Salad with Berries and Melon
Original Recipe by O&CO
Makes 6 servings

  • 2 medium tomatoes, diced (or cherry, cut in half)
  • 1/2 a small cantaloupe, diced
  • 1 1/2 cups sliced strawberries
  • 1/3 cup fresh raspberries
  • 10 asparagus spears, grilled (or boiled) and chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • salt
  • pepper
  1. Mix everything together in a bowl and keep refrigerated until ready to serve.


  1. Awesome way to use spring asparagus! Great combo.

  2. What a fun combo of flavors...berries and asparagus aren't a combo I would think of, but I'm betting the sweetness and earthiness pair quite well!

  3. I think grilling the asparagus was the right choice- this looks stellar!

  4. Jenny, the addition of asparagus is a nice surprise...what a delicious combination of flavors~

  5. Delicious, I would have never thought of putting the asparagus in there. Great idea!!

  6. Interesting combination of flavors! I love how you grilled the asparagus. Sounds much tastier than boiling!

  7. I totally love the addition of the asparagus tips in this salad.

  8. Love the addition of the melon and asparagus! It sounds sooo good!

  9. I agree with others, I would not have thought to add the asparagus to the salad. I bet it tastes really good though. I love fresh asparagus in most anything!

  10. Looks great! I was considering a salad with asparagus for my post this month and didn't go with it. Now I know I need to make a salad like this!


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