Summer Squash Casserole

We went down to the farmer’s market this morning. The girls want a dog. (Our local shelter exhibits some of the available ones each Saturday.) I wanted produce. Some gorgeous baby summer squash caught my eye and I bought a mix of yellow crookneck, zucchini, and another lighter green one.

Tomatoes for Breakfast

Tomatoes for breakfast are one of my favorite things about summer. I typically have wonderful red ripe tomatoes waiting for me in the garden each morning. If I don’t have any sitting in a bowl on the counter, leftover from the day before, I wander out in the garden after feeding the cats and pick […]

Tomato, Basil, and Onion Salad or Pasta

I’m not sure why but my basil never took off this year. I have parsley and oregano and rosemary galore, but no basil or cilantro–which I desperately need for my tomatoes! But my tomatoes are doing great and I grew a batch of red onions as well. I pulled some up, let them dry, and […]

Cold Avocado Soup

I find myself turning again and again to The Taste of Summer : Inspired Recipes for Casual Entertaining during the summer. Some of the recipes, of course, are quite good year-round, but the focus on warm weather foods and summer produce is quite nice. Tonight, I had a few gorgeous ripe Haas avocados around. I love putting […]

Roast Asparagus

The garden is going! This is only my 2nd year growing asparagus so it’s still not providing enough for us. I’ve been supplementing with store-bought. But I love the idea of “plant once, eat many times.” Perennial vegetables. My simplest preparation that’s delicious is to parboil the asparagus spears for just a few minutes, basically […]