Summer Squash Patties; random thoughts

Summer Squash Patty

Zucchini (Italian), summer squash (English), courgette (French)… what’s in a name. I have 4 plants: white, yellow, green stripe and round. I’ve been making soup for the freezer, shredding them for the freezer, making Lemon Bread, Chocolate Bread, Spice Bread, and eating them at least once for every meal. As much as I don’t like … Continue reading…

Yellow Squash Gratin

Yellow Squash Gratin

This is it. The last summer squash / zucchini / courgette post of this season. I think. Frankly, I’m getting tired of eating them and cooking them and am very happy to switch to the winter squashes. Which reminds me…. I was chatting with family the other day and my s-i-l was saying that my … Continue reading…

Warm Stuffed Zucchini Cups; the festival dinner

Courgette Cups

Garrison Keillor, of public radio fame, once asked:   “Why do the inhabitants of Lake Wobegon lock their cars in the month of August? So their neighbors won’t leave bags of zucchini on the back seat.” To be honest, I have never been cursed with excess zucchini or summer squash. Yes, I have 4 plants … Continue reading…

Stuffed Mini Summer Squash; idioms

Stuffed Baby Zucchini

Remember the old adage: If you can’t beat’ em, join’ em? I never really understood what that meant…. Although I’ve said it often enough If it was referring to physical violence – why would I want to do that? If it was referring to contests of some sort why would the winner want me to … Continue reading…

Zucchini Fritters; Month 3

Month 3 of the Secret Recipe Club. Well, I’m still having fun with it so, as that is my new goal (to have more fun) all is well. This month I got to peruse the recipes at Food Ramblings. This is actually the second recipe I tried from Elizabeth’s site. The first, White Wine Chicken … Continue reading…

Stir-Fried Zucchini with Yellow Peppers, and it starts…

And so it starts. The first zucchini usually doesn’t do much…. Normally a female flower, attached to a zucchini, is the first to appear. The male flower comes a bit later, followed by the bees and the pollination and the big zucchini. It’s so exciting to see the first tiny little zucchinis, barely an inch … Continue reading…

Zucchini Timbales with Basil and Tomato

Two weeks of cold and rain has not done wonders for my garden. It seems that compromise is not in the weather picture this year. On Wednesday I had a garden full of green tomatoes, just waiting for the sun to ripen. On Thursday they gave up, the plants turned brown and the tomatoes are … Continue reading…