Saturday, August 22, 2015

Cherry Tomato and Ground Cherry Salsa

I just stumbled upon this recipe on my blog feed and I am so excited for it! A Farmgirl's Dabbles posted this recipe today and it is so timely because I just started to harvest them last night and almost freaked out because not only did I buy 6 plants, but had several new volunteers come up in the garden this year AFTER we got down the weed matt. I'm very excited to try this!

Broccoli and Cauliflower Stem "Pasta"

This was such a fantastic and sustainable supper! I will always save my stems and make "pasta" from them - brilliant use of resources that save for a long time. After my recent harvest of almost all of my broccoli heads and some of my cauliflower, I have all the ingredients ready to go in the refrigerator for this recipe. I just wish it would cool down enough for me to want to cook.

From De Ma Quisine, here is Broccoli and Cauliflower Stem "Pasta"

Breakfast for dinner

This meal can look like many different things.

On hot and humid August nights, when the last things you want to do is heat your kitchen one more degree, cooking outside is a luxury. 

Pan made individual omelettes with feta and garden fresh veggies tossed in 

 Heaven on earth

Grilled Feta and Watemelon Salad

As I pondered a grilled water melon and feta salad, I recalled this recipe I did a few years back. A quick search of the blog proved I failed to save it, so without further ado, here they both are.

Grilled Feta with Thyme  from Framed Cooks

Grilled Watermelon from The Food Network

although this one from Alton Brown looks like its even better!

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Sweet and Savory Tomato Jam

I just found this recipe for Sweet and Savory Tomato Jam on dear Jennifer Perillo's website In Jennie's Kitchen.  Yes this is the same Jennie as the Peanut Butter Pie post. My heart still breaks.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Veggie Roulade

Never before have I been involved in such a beautiful culinary adventure. It was truly a tarty party.  The vegetable roulade was a magnificent undertaking and was of course another example of Abby's unending bravery! How many people in this world could be so bold and NOT follow a recipe. The best attempt at a recipe would be to follow some of these links below, otherwise I learned from the master by just doing! That deserves a Yoda quote.

The crust is made from many layers of filo and melted butter (at least of stick per tart) and we used layers of thinly sliced eggplant, zucchini, yellow squash, and carrots.

Food Republic



Yes it was all done using the mandolin, but this is picture shows it with onions which are not in this recipe. I used the mandolin and the onions for another recipe. Lesson learned: I won't do that again.
















5-Minute Pizza Sauce from Crunchy Creamy Sweet

This recipe is from one of my favorite new blogs! Crunchy Creamy Sweet is the find of the summer and with excellent communication skills. You should have see how quickly she replied to me when I let her know her blog was down. We had instant email exchange where she shared with me the zucchini recipe I was after.