Things to do with Zucchini

Things to do with Zucchini

Late summer usually means an overabundance of summer squash for gardeners – namely, zucchini. I am no exception, especially when they get to be the size of this beauty. So, what to do with your bounty? I’ve got a few suggestions. The first is to 

Pickles

Pickles

Mmmm…I love dill pickles and always wanted to try making them (especially since the organic ones are so expensive), but until recently I had never tasted a homemade pickle that I actually liked! I don’t like them sweet, or tasting of pickling spice, I just 

Peachy Pancakes

Peachy Pancakes

I absolutely love peaches and I firmly believe that the only way to eat them is fresh, standing over the sink, with the juice dripping off your elbows. And while I often can’t resist their charms long enough to turn them into anything else, I 

The tomatoes are ripening!!

The tomatoes are ripening!!

Okay, so it would seem that my whining about having a bumper crop of tomatoes that were never going to ripen was a little premature. We’ve had a few good days of sunshine and things seem to be coming along nicely! The Siletz and Romas 

Mollie Katzen and Tabouli

Mollie Katzen and Tabouli

Where would I be without Mollie Katzen? So many of my favorite recipes come from the pages of her cookbooks. So much so, that when my kids move out, the one thing I will be sure to send them off with is a copy of 

Truffles and Beans

Truffles and Beans

I got my first real harvest of the Fortex pole beans that I planted in my Three Sisters plot today. I was shocked by how big they are – some were almost a foot long. We chopped these ones up and threw them in with 

Crunchy Granola

Crunchy Granola

An accurate description of me? There are some who would say so. Homemade granola has to be one of my all time favorite breakfast foods. I’ve tried different flavour combinations, but I think the simplest ones tend to be the most satisfying. It isn’t exactly 

Whipped Ricotta

Whipped Ricotta

Trying to use up the rest of last year’s frozen strawberries to make a little room in the freezer, I made strawberry whipped ricotta this morning. It’s so delicious, it’s like having strawberry ice cream for breakfast, but without the guilt. Put the frozen berries 

Zabaione Con Crema

Zabaione Con Crema

I realize I’m going kind of crazy with the posts today, but we’re leaving on vacation tomorrow and I may not be able to post for a week or so. I made my favorite blueberry dessert tonight and thought I’d share the recipe. It’s called 

Peas and Blueberry Banana Bread

Peas and Blueberry Banana Bread

I’ve had a pretty productive day so far. After hanging the laundry to dry, I finally got around to picking, blanching, and freezing a batch each of peas and yellow beans. It’s always a little disappointing to discover that the huge bowl of pods you