We love olives and capers and anchovies so, obviously, we love tapenade.
Tapenade is a Provençal specialty of finally chopped olives, anchovies, and capers in fruity olive oil. It can be made with either black or green olives and we love them both.
The ingredients are very fine so the tapenade is almost like a paste and easy to spread on a baguette – or slip under the skin on chicken.
The recipe, Grilled Chicken Tapenade, has been updated, nutrition information added, and re-posted here: Grilled Chicken Tapenade.
Another ‘under the skin’ recipe: Grilled Chicken with Lemon & Herbs
I posted my pathetic winter squash harvest a few weeks ago:
I’ve gotten another 15 Delicata squash and there are 5 more trying to ripen but the vines are looking pretty dead. Total of 4 plants.
The red kuri and Hungarian blue on the table are the total harvest for those 2 squashes, 2 plants of each. The vines died and are in the compost.
On the other hand….
The 4 green Hokaido and 3 butternut squash plants have decided it must be spring. Neither produced any squash before and I thought, after the last heat wave, they were all dead.
Look at all the flowers! And all the green!
There are 6 butternut squash attempting to ripen and 8 or 9 green hokaido.
I have no idea what, if anything, all those flowers will do but, for now, they’re making the bees happy.
Usually I end up with around 50 or 60 various squashes / pumpkins.
It has been a very bizarre year for the vegetable garden….