Kenmore Honored Harvest Time entry by Joyce Larson, Iowa State Fair

October 4, 2013 by Kenmore

My Grandma was a great farm wife who worked hard; she had a big garden & baked almost every day. She raised her family during the depression. This cake was made with whatever she had, sometimes more of one veggie than the other. Cream & eggs were always fresh. My job was to help milk, gather the eggs, & weed the garden. She taught me how to bake & to can, to preserve our hard work. We live on a small place in SW Iowa & are able to raise our own meat & eggs; I have a nice garden & large orchard. I’m always baking pies & cakes for the local church bazaars & benefits. The reason we call this "Harvest Time Cake" is because most of the veggies are gathered in the Fall. It’s great to serve at Fall church suppers or any holiday meals. Its a flavorful cake that uses fresh garden veggies. I’m teaching my grandchildren how to bake & hope they learn as much from me as I did from my grandmother. Its important to teach them so our baking & cooking doesn’t become a lost art.


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