Stuffed, Round Summer Squash; state of the potager

Stuffed Round Squash

This is a new squash for me this year – Ronde de Nice, aka Gourmet Globe. They are perfect for hollowing out and stuffing. If one remembers to check them daily and pick when a reasonable size, they are also a perfect individual serving size. If they are a little bigger, like the one I … Continue reading…

Chili Stuffed Zucchini; state of the potager

Chili Stuffed Zucchini

Chili con Carne is a favorite dish among the British, both here and ‘back home’. I asked someone once why they always specified ‘with meat’ (con carne) and he told me that sometimes it’s just made with beans, so the ‘con carne’ lets the diners know that meat had been added. It always has beans. … Continue reading…

Stuffed Zucchini (Courgette farcies); tired from shopping?

I get a lot of French email spam: shopping sites, recipe sites, dating sites…. Usually it gets deleted (along with the English spam) with barely a glance. A few weeks ago I got one with 15 zucchini (courgette) recipes. Since it’s zucchini season I had a look – I mean, how could I not?. One … Continue reading…

Mushroom & Bacon Stuffed Zucchini; feliz cumpleaños

We were forced to have a lovely dinner in Spain last week. One of the things I loved when we lived in Andorra was the veal – ternera (Castillano) or vedello (Catalan). It was ‘country veal’, left to graze in the high mountain pastures until a year old, and it was wonderful. A veal filet was on … Continue reading…

Stuffed Zucchini, Taco Style

I got this idea from Pinterest. Naturally, I have no idea who, what, when or where. I’m sure I pinned it somewhere, but I didn’t take the time to look. I know myself well enough to know that I would have changed the recipe, anyway. It’s really the idea that caught my interest. As to … Continue reading…