Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas

Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Sunday, March 3, 2019

Snow in the Garden -- Oranges in the Breakfast Room

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

1 comment:

Thickethouse.wordpress said...

I live about an hour northeast of Kingwood Center and it is a wonderful place to visit. So glad you have had such delicious success with your little orange tree.....