It’s summer squash time.
Whether you call them zucchini, courgette or yellow squash they’re all summer squash – and all the same in my opinion.
I’ve seen lots of recipes and more than a few comments that more recipes are needed…. Not by the same people (I assume).
I thought I would throw a few of my own into the … Continue reading.....
As I said yesterday….
This time of year we alternate between chard and squash, first course and side dish.
This is a first course.
I planted one green, one green striped, one yellow and one white summer squash.
The white squash tend to be very long and skinny, which is what I used here.
They’re usually straight….
Stuffed Summer Squash
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I did a post about simple food last week.
This is a delicious example of simple.
I ran out of creative ideas for summer squash….. I had a bit of pesto rosso left in the fridge.
There you have it.
For those who don’t know, pesto rosso, or red pesto, has tomato added.
Zucchini Fettuccini with Pesto Rosso
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Chard, or Swiss Chard, is a slightly bitter green, reminiscent of spinach.
In the US the leaves are eaten.
Here the stems are eaten.
We eat it all.
In the US green summer squash are called by the Italian name: zucchini. The other colors are simply summer squash….
Here, and in Great Britain, all summer squash are called by the … Continue reading.....
The garden monsters have returned!
Last year I did a post on what to do with all the excess: tips on freezing zucchini and how to use what you froze.
This year, I thought I would give a few options for cooking zucchini, so one doesn’t get bored with it before all 6 tons have been consumed.
It’s a very … Continue reading.....
Our house painter has gone back across the pond, the job finished.
Mon mari still has to finish the shutters and windows.
The shutters were in pretty good condition, just in need of minor repairs, a good scraping and some fresh paint.
We decided to stain the windows darker as well. They were all originally the color of … Continue reading.....
I’m starting to feel like the ant when I would really like to spend some time as the grasshopper!
I know it’s important to get ready for winter, but it’s hard to be doing firewood when it’s a hot, sunny summer afternoon.
I really want to say ‘Let’s go for a bike ride; we can do this in October.’… Continue reading.....
We have guests and are busy being tourists this week…. Something we haven’t done since moving here.
Where are the guests sleeping you ask?
In a tent, of course….
The ceiling was finished this week.
And I spent Sunday moving both of our ‘offices’ from one end of the hall to the other so he can start on … Continue reading.....