Stir-Fried Zucchini with Cherry Tomatoes; a vineyard

Everything is slowing down in the potager.

Well, almost everything… The winter squash can’t slow down because they never really got started.

The summer squash and tomatoes are slowing down.

It hasn’t been really hot but it has been very dry and most of the veggies look like it’s the middle of Sept. not the middle of August.

I have lots of tomatoes on the counter but only a few on the vines in the garden.

I have 2 summer squash on the counter and none in the garden.

However, we’ve had thunderstorms and heavy rains the last 3 nights so there is hope for a brief rebound.

Except that this next week is supposed to be the hottest week of the summer, with temps hitting 40C (104F) – I think that hope was dashed before it had a chance.

This could be the last summer squash recipe of the season….

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Stir-Fried Zucchini with Cherry Tomatoes

This is a quick dish – the shredded squash cooks in minutes and the cherry tomatoes should just be warm.

  • Author: Kate
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Category: Vegetables
  • Method: Skillet


  • 1 medium summer squash or zucchini – about 2 cups, shredded
  • 1 medium onion, cut into quarters, then sliced
  • 1 cup (4oz, 120gr) cherry tomatoes, cut in half
  • 1 tbs garlic chives, chopped
  • 1 tbs regular chives, chopped
  • 1 tbs parsley, chopped
  • 1/4 tsp ginger
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tbs soy sauce


  • Heat oils in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat.
  • Add onion and sauté for 5 minutes.
  • Add squash and sauté until until squash & onion are tender, 5 – 8 minutes longer.
  • Add tomatoes, herbs, ginger, soy sauce, and stir-fry another minute.
  • Remove from heat and serve.


Shred the squash using the biggest holes on a box grater – or use a food processor.


  • Serving Size: 1/2 recipe
  • Calories: 147
  • Sugar: 7.3 g
  • Sodium: 232.4 mg
  • Fat: 9.8 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.5 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 13.9 g
  • Fiber: 3.1 g
  • Protein: 3.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

Keywords: summer squash, zucchini, stir fries, cherry tomatoes

Stir-Fried Zucchini & Cherry Tomatoes

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We live in France, which means wine country it pretty close in every direction.

It’s one of those things we don’t think about, living here. We know they’re there, all around us, and we’ll visit someday.

We had family visit last week. It seemed like the perfect time to visit some vineyards.

There is always a charge to visit a vineyard and there is always a wine tasting at the end of the tour.

The current owners have been here for 4 years (and they’re American!). The property had a long association with the wild boar or sanglier.

They kept the tradition.

The sanglier in the pink flower petals was a baby. They may look cute at that size but they are rather vicious and mama would have been fierce. They are also an ongoing problem in our area with the chasse (hunter’s group) regularly called on to ‘take care of a problem’.

We did not buy any of the green sanglier candles.

We did manage to bring home some wine….

4 thoughts on “Stir-Fried Zucchini with Cherry Tomatoes; a vineyard”

  1. Trying to think what I could sub for the zucchini…

    My bush cucumber plants were absolutely covered in flowers. I got four cukes. Four! Don’t know what went wrong other than the outrageously heavy rains we had knocked too many of those flowers off and nothing grew. My grape tomatoes did pretty good, but I need to plant more than one plant to get enough for a sauce. Other than that, I’m hoping to get my garden back next year instead of just on my deck. Not enough room.

    My grapes are doing well! I have to check on them today, but I’m hoping to start harvesting them this weekend. I’ll freeze them as I pick them until I have enough for jam. I don’t do wine. I’d rather open a bottle and drink it than go through everything to make it first. Beside that, we have some great, small wineries here.

    • It’s a weird year, as usual. I got 4 butternut squash, from 3 plants. Now they’re getting sunburned because the heatwave killed all the leaves. My tomatoes were great, though, so I have a freezer full for winter. And we managed to get a few ears of Sweet Corn, despite the smut.
      My mother made wine, but always rhubarb. Good look with the jam – I’d eat them all.

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