In 2004, friend Shirley Ann and I took a trip to Ohio to visit Daughter Sarah
and her Andy
Knowing our love of gardens, she took us to the Kingswood Gardens nearby to tour the gardens
(and visit the gift shop)
I came home with
A calamondin orange
(picture taken I'm sure in the winter of 2004)
That orange tree was one reason I wanted a 4 season "porch" on the back of Linderhof
For once we had that porch, it thrived
|The tree in 2015 -- after I planted in a bigger pot|
It summers outside and winters indoors
It's happy in this little corner of the sunroom
And it's grown!
And continues to be a prolific bearer of little calamondin oranges
My harvest this year
Which I made into:
Individual Vintage Prize-winning Calamondin Orange bundt cakes
For I had company for lunch:
I dressed them up with a dab of whipped cream
and calamondin orange slices
Plated and ready to be served
Dessert and coffee
The orange cake was a great way to end the meal!
But it made more than the four I needed so . .
My tea treat the next day was orange cake
Alas, served plain!
It was as good the next day and plain as it was the first day and fancy!
The recipe was in my column yesterday in
The Fort Scott Tribune and The Nevada Daily Mail