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.   […]

Zucchini Salad with Lemon Parmesan Dressing from Polpo

I was looking for a simple side dish to go with the Pacific Lime Chicken Thighs I made last night and saw this zucchini salad in POLPO: A Venetian Cookbook (Of Sorts). There are lots of simple recipes in this cookbook, as well as some fancy ones for fish I’m never likely to cook (octopus […]

Yellow Squash with Pepperoni

I was looking for a side dish that would get a few vegetables in with our pepperoncini beef sandwiches tonight. We’ve had asparagus, spinach, and carrots this week so I wanted something of a different color. I settled on some yellow squash from Recipes from a Kitchen Garden, although I didn’t have any fresh basil […]

Stir Fried Mixed Vegetables

I had a mish-mash of bits of vegetables left tonight so decided to do something with them all. I sliced them in what looked to be sizes that would cook in about the same amount of time and cooked them in a bit of butter and olive oil. When they were softened a bit, I […]

Cauliflower, Carrots and Zucchini Indian-Style

I made this last night to mixed reviews. It was a bit salty for my taste, but I was halving the original recipe and it’s conceivable I forgot to halve the salt! Mistakes do happen now and then. But even though it was salty, 1 child and the other adult pronounced it good. And my […]