Fried Zucchini with Homemade Ranch Dressing

I’ve got several zucchini plants in the garden this year. I’m a glutton for punishment! I’ve been really good about checking on the zucchini every morning and evening–they grow that fast sometimes! ¬†And still one escaped me: how did I not see this? The smaller ones I enjoy sliced and grilled with other vegetables or […]

Cheater Carnitas from Leftover Pork Tenderloin

Yesterday I had some leftover grilled pork tenderloin, which I’d slathered with Dijon mustard and black pepper before grilling, and went through several ideas of how to use it. I settled on making some cheater carnitas. I chopped up the pork tenderloin into small cubes and let the cooked meat sit in some lime juice, […]

Spaghetti with Zucchini

When the garden is giving you lots of zucchini, pick some small ones with the blossoms still attached and make this spaghetti. It’s so simple but tastes great–and it’s super easy to make!  It probably tastes just as good without the blossoms so make it with small zucchini without the blossoms if need be.   […]

Broccoli Salad

Last weekend we had a potluck dinner here with a dozen folks. We were all going to see a show and gathered here to eat dinner first. Our friends brought some awesome food to share: a gorgeous fruit platter with a cream cheese dip, a Greek dip, a potato salad that had some jalepeno relish […]

Grilled Artichoke and Potato Frittata

With fresh eggs from the hen and fresh artichokes from the garden, last night’s frittata was about as good as it gets! ¬†Frittatas are much less fussy than omelets and easily adaptable to serve more or less people. The texture is different even though the ingredients are similar because the egg puffs up in the […]