Because the World Needs Another Zucchini Bread Recipe

Zucchini bread seems to have gotten really popular lately. I guess a lot of people have started growing their own gardens and zucchini often make more than any family can consume or give away. That was my motivation when I pulled out my copy of Mountain Elegance, put together by the the Asheville Junior League. This particular recipe is very cinnamony.

Zucchini Bread

Yield: Two Loaves
Prep: 20 mins
Baking Time: 60 mins


3 cups flour
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
3 eggs, beaten
1 cup sugar
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 cup vegetable oil
1 tablespoon vanilla
2 cups zucchini, grated (shoutout to my new box grater that made this process a dream!)

Mix flour, cinnamon, salt, baking soda, and baking powder.  Set aside.  In a large bowl, thoroughly beat eggs, sugar, brown sugar, oil, and vanilla (I used a stand mixer!).  Stir in sifted ingredients.  Blend in grated zucchini.  Pour into two greased standard loaf tins.  Bake at 325 for 60 minutes.

Also, I wanted to show off my new and much beloved tea towel made by the fine folks at Double Dutch Press in Athens.  Their tea towels are adorable and their prints are pretty cool too! Check it out!

I feel like it’s also important to add that Mrs. B. G. Powell gets all the credit for this recipe! Thanks Jeanne!




Obligatory First Post

Don’t let the title deceive you…this blog will have nothing to do with cheese 90% of the time. I do like feta cheese very much, but feta workshop is more of a play on Weta Workshop, whose work on the Lord of the Rings movies is much admired.  A Google search revealed that feta workshops, where chess making is explained, are actually a thing, but this is not a blog about cheese making. Sorry to disappoint if that’s what you were expecting; I would search for books on Amazon-they should be able to help you out.

 I don’t really have specific vision here. I do know a few things…

  • I have an addiction to spiral bound Junior League or church cookbooks snagged at thrift stores, so I’ll do my best to bring some of those classic recipes, written by women who always go by Mrs. Husband’s Name, to the blog and Pinterest world. 
  • I just got married three weeks ago, so I have more cooking stuff than I ever have owned before AND I am not living with other women taking up my fridge space for the first time, so cooking for two might be an emphasis because, well, I am. 
  • I occasionally do crafty things.
  • I also like taking pictures. 
  • Sometimes I like writing. 

Yep, that’s about it. We will see where this goes.