Sunday, July 19, 2009

Cucumbers and Squash Galore

Since I last wrote, the cucumbers, squash and zucchini have been pouring in. Which of course means cucumber soup! However, we still had cucumbers left over last week, so I made some pickles as well, tossing in some zucchini in the pickle mix since there was room in the container. Should be ready in a day or two so we'll see how pickled zucchini tastes soon enough. There was also some pasta with zucchini, bacon and pesto (forgot the corn). Blueberry buckle with some of our fresh blueberries. And yesterday, I whipped up some Vichysquash and Chocolate-Chip Zucchini Pecan Muffins to use up some yellow squash and zucchini. Still have more zucchini, maybe some more zucchini pancakes? Also have some cabbage and carrots, so maybe this recipe would be good. We should actually be home a few nights this week, so I might actually be able to go through this week's tally.

In non-cooking news, had a fabulous swim in an outdoor Olympic sized pool this morning - felt good since I was feeling sluggish Thursday after having been sick earlier in the week. And maybe I'll have more time for swimming and cooking since things have been slow at work so I'm now working part-time until things pick up. Hopefully that will be soon, but only time will tell.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Cooking up a Storm

Been busy cooking instead of blogging, as well as relaxing up in the Berkshires for the 4th. Some of the stuff I've been cooking:
- Zucchini Tart (delish! and I love the crust because you don't have to roll it out!)
- yogurt and cucumber dip (threw in some salt, pepper, oregano, and lemon juice)
- more strawberries and dumplings!
- amazing cheese ravioli with arugula walnut pesto (this recipe but with arugula instead of basil and walnuts instead of pine nuts)
- linguine with swiss chard, pine nuts and raisins
- zucchini and squash salad (inspired by deb's recipe, but with basil instead of arugula)
- grilled salmon with grilled zucchini and squash on the side
- roasted beet, goat cheese and walnut salad
- pasta with sautéed green garlic and beet greens (not as flavorful as I would have liked)