Normally, when I buy mushrooms, they come in an 8oz (250gr) container. Occasionally they are offered loose but not often.
When cooking for two, which is also my normal, I only use 4oz (125gr) in whatever dish I’m making. So, like everything else when cooking for two, I have to plan ahead. Mushrooms don’t keep well….
Sometimes it’s mushroom omelets for breakfast. More often it’s another main course or side that gets a little mushroom treatment.
Like this summer squash.
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Yellow Squash with Mushrooms
Time to transition from summer to fall – summer squash and brown mushrooms.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 20 minutes
- Total Time: 30 minutes
- Yield: 2 servings 1x
- Category: Vegetables
- 1 medium yellow squash, cut in half the long way, then sliced
- 1 medium red onion, roughly chopped
- 4oz (125gr) mushrooms, trimmed, sliced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tbs olive oil
- 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
- 1 tbs soy sauce
- 2 tbs Balsamic vinegar
- Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
- Add paprika, onion, and sauté until onion is tender.
- Turn heat to medium, add garlic, mushrooms, squash slices and continue to sauté for 10-12 minutes, stirring occasionally, until squash starts to get soft.
- Add soy sauce and vinegar.
- Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 5 minutes to blend flavors.
I used brown, cremini mushrooms but any mushroom will work.
Keywords: yellow squash, summer squash, mushrooms
It’s been dry here. Since about the middle of June we’ve had rain twice, both times in the last 2 weeks. Neither was substantial enough to have an effect.
We’ve not had a watering ban, however, so I continue to water the potager and the herbs I have in planters and along the fence.
And I continue to fill the birdbath.
It used to sit on top of the well where it was well-hidden from human eyes and, often, full of leaves. I got in the habit of cleaning it by using the hose and a hard stream of water.
Mon mari moved it when he trimmed the trees and put it next to the peony bush. Now when I clean it I also can water the peony without feeling guilty about watering a flower during a drought. We end up with this wonderful green patch in the middle of our dry, dead lawn.
I have never seen a bird take a bath in it, but yesterday all the doves in the neighborhood were having a pool party. There were at least a dozen drinking and flicking their wings in the water. That’s the reason I keep it full. In such dry weather the birds and insects don’t have access to much water around here. They seem to appreciate it. When it gets low and I clean and fill it, there are usually 8 or 10 or 12 bees that come for a drink before I’m done.
I always make sure to wet the rim so they can get an easy drink.
So far they’ve been polite and haven’t threatened me.