Zucchini, Goat Cheese Crumble; poor Bonnie

Zucchini Goat Cheese Crumble

No one (that I know of) has said that a crumble has to be sweet. Well, maybe Google….. The difference between a crumble and a crisp, according to Google, is that a crisp normally contains oats and a crumble doesn’t. It also says that both are a fruit dessert but I dare to be different. … Continue reading…

Zucchini Rice Salad; missing friends

Rice & Zucchini Salad

The summer squashes are still going strong in the potager. Actually, after going dormant during the heat wave I was ready to pull them out and add them to the compost. They looked dead. Then we got a day of rain…. Lots and lots of rain. It was too muddy to work in the garden … 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…

Pesto Zucchini Noodles; the potager

Summer Squash Noodles with Pesto

I don’t feel much like cooking when the temperatures climb above 38C (100F). Actually, I don’t feel much like eating, but one must carry on….. With the meat and potatoes handled by mon mari, outside on the barbecue, I can usually manage to do a quick stir-fry of something from the garden. And there is … Continue reading…

Tagine of Lamb and Zucchini; melancholy cleaning

Tagine of Lamb and Zucchini

When we were in Marrakesh 3 years ago we took a cooking class. The class was a lot of fun and it was fascinating to see the proper way to make the food I had been experimenting with at home, Not only was the food delicious, the presentation was an art form. I had one … Continue reading…

Tomato Zucchini Gratin; cleaning the woods

One of my favorite things about fall is that it’s finally cool enough in the evenings to turn the oven on. I can make gratins…. and all sorts of other things that it’s too hot to do in the summer heat. Plus, as the garden season starts to taper off I am more willing to … Continue reading…