summer squash bread

Recipes, Squashes
I have a fridge full of summer squashes. Zucchini, yellow and a green patty pan this year. Our Friday night dessert is a warm out-of-the-oven summer squash bread. To use extra squashes (tonight I added an extra cup of grated squash to the recipe), I added some spelt flour (whole…
 
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fried potatoes

Recipes, Root Vegetables
I can’t do much gardening now, but I’m cooking and eating my produce. Today’s recipe is fried potatoes. I found, then lost, a recipe online that worked great. Standard potatoes: russets, blues, etc. Sweet potatoes Canola oil 1- Scrub and cut standard potatoes (whites, yellows and/or blues, leave skin on).…
 
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grilled vegetables

Recipes
This is our dinner the night of a harvest. Everything grilled outside: sweet potatoes, white potatoes, beets, carrots and some greens from my perennial (walking) onion. To grill, my husband gets a nice hardwood fire going, then puts vegetable slices on and brushes with olive oil and turns them as…
 
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giant patty pan squash bread

Recipes, Squashes
After returning from vacation, I found this giant white patty pan squash growing in my garden. I should have weighed or measured it. I didn’t, but it was pretty big. It made about 8 cups of grated squash. I made my old summer squash bread recipe. Its exceptionally good! I…
 
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cheers to cucumber season!

Recipes
My first cukes are in. Yippy! I love to make cucumber martinis. Of course, they’re nice in salads too. My earliest varieties are blocky white North Carolina pickling cucumbers and Burpee’s Sweet Success. This year I am growing my cucumbers (and melons) on trellises in my cold frame (with covers…
 
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kale and squash risotto

Recipes, Squashes
I planted a enormous crop of kale this year and a couple weeks ago asked for recipe suggestions. I tried the kale risotto from the Moosewood Cookbook and it was DELICIOUS! Thanks for the recommendation. I used my last homegrown butternut squash from last year and a few spring onions…
 
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Super Bowl martini

Recipes
Go Saints! Today’s martini recipe: Chill two glasses, martini shaker and a nice bourbon. To shaker add: crushed ice, chilled bourbon, a couple drops sweet vermouth, and wave the Angostura bitters nearby. Shake well. Pour into chilled glasses with skewered Maraschino cherry and dried fruits (fig, cherry, cranberry). Add Maraschino…
 
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Christmas potatoes

Recipes, Root Vegetables
This is a delicious recipe my mother-in-law made for Christmas dinner. about 4 or 5 large potatoes potatoes, sliced or diced 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese1 can cream of chicken soup3/4 cup sour cream1/4 cup finely chopped onions2 Tbs melted buttertoasted onions rings Mix everything except toasted onion rings. Put…
 
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pumpkin soup

Recipes, Squashes
Its the day after the Feast. One of the best leftovers is the pumpkin soup. Its good plain, with creme fraiche, or even with a dollop of stuffing in it. Its a wonderful combination of ginger, leeks and pumpkin. Delicious. Yesterday, we served the pumpkin soup as a first course…
 
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