This is it.
The last summer squash / zucchini / courgette post of this season.
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 brother, once again, wanted pizza …
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 of various colors, white, yellow, …
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 join them?
Wiki says that …
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 long.
The next day they’re …
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 turning ugly.
As to the …
I love it when the potager starts to come together!
I’m finally getting enough zucchini so we can eat all we want and still make soup for the freezer.
The slicing tomato plants are loaded, the tomatoes ripening at a good pace for eating, and the Romas are beautiful.
We eat them separately some days.
Some days we just toss …
I got the idea for this recipe in an old
cook book. Bon Appétit
It was called 'Zucchini Pizza'.
I don't like that name…. My reasons follow the recipe.
As to the recipe…..
It was good, delicious, actually.
We had it as a first course and it was just right for that.
It was classified as a main course in …
This is what my counter looks like every few days.
Well, not the peaches and nectarines… I buy those every week.
My freezer is full.
It’s time to get creative with tomatoes!
Of course, I still have the zucchini, as well…..
Zucchini (Courgette) and Tomato Gratin with Mozzarella Preparation and cooking time: 55 minutes
Thin slices let the flavors meld