ALICE DAHLGREN | The power of pots!

Are you giving your front porch the charm it deserves?

Follow Alice's suggestions, and you'll have for all the world to see -- a large pot well-planted and a long-lasting investment in the visual appeal of your property.

You'll find the video transcription available below this delicious recipe.

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Zucchini Cake

Alice shares this fare by Executive Chef Joseph Royer of The Metro Wine Bar & Bistro. She discovered Chef Royer’s talents during fundraising events for the Alzheimers Association where she is a state board member.

The recipes are inspired by the Mediterranean “Mind” diet. Research has shown following that diet may be a key to preventing Alzheimer’s.


  • 2 C - All-Purpose Flour, plus more for the pan
  • 1 tsp - Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp - Baking Soda
  • 1 tsp - Kosher Salt
  • 2 tsp - Ground Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp - Ground Ginger
  • 1/2 tsp - Ground Nutmeg
  • 3 - Large Eggs
  • 1 C - Sugar
  • 3/4 C - Honey
  • 1 C - Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2-1/2 C - Grated Zucchini
  • 1 C - Walnut Pieces, chopped



Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease a cake pan using cooking spray and then dust with flour to coat it completely, tapping out any excess flour.

Sift the flour, baking powder, salt, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg into a medium bowl and set aside. In an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat the eggs, sugar, honey, and olive oil on medium speed until light and fluffy, 3 to 4 minutes.

Scrape down the sides of the bowl with a spatula, and then mix for 30 seconds. Turn the mixer to low, and add in the flour mixture, zucchini, and walnuts, and mix until they are completely incorporated.

Pour the batter into the prepared pan, soothing the top with a spatula. Bake the cake for 40 to 45 minutes. The cake is done when a tester inserted in the center comes out clean, and the cake has begun to pull away from the sides of the pan.



The power of pots!

Think about driving by a nice residential street.

Beautiful large flower pots are a great welcoming visual. 

There are so many to choose from! 

They can be expensive but figure you will have them for years. 

For the front porch --it’s nice to have an evergreen to last year around. 

You can always add color with seasonal flowers. 

Now is the time to add your touch to the front!  

Of course keeping weeds out of the gardens and good mulch is good for you and your garden. 

Mulch keeps the moisture in and weeds out!