August 5, 2014
When I bring up my seasonal obsession with zucchini – which, incidentally, is in full effect at the moment – I always marvel at how many people describe the delicious summer squash as either tasteless, or perhaps even more astonishingly, as boring and difficult to work with. Tasteless? Boring? Difficult to work with? Hearing those kinds of comments, I instantly know that the people making them are woefully uninitiated in the many sublime pleasures of the deceptively simple vegetable.
Growing up the grandson of a Neapolitan grandmother, I was introduced to zucchini as an ingredient in a multitude of meals at a very early age. When properly prepared, zucchini serves as the basis for an enormous number of mouthwatering dishes. In fact, if anything, the difficulty of working with zucchini is often having too many meal directions to choose from. Read the rest of this entry »
July 29, 2013
This week I wanted to try something new. Considering my love for anything with goat cheese, I decided to test out a lemon, goat cheese and zucchini side dish. It seemed easy enough. Let me be the first to tell you that you are just 5 minutes of cooking away from quite possibly the best side dish I’ve ever had!
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July 21, 2012
Summer Squash is ready to be picked in my garden, and I’m having the hardest time deciding what to do with it. Keep reading to see my favorite ways to use this seasonal vegetable. Read the rest of this entry »
July 20, 2011
My fiance’s dad pointed to this strange vegetable growing in his garden, and said he needed recipes! Not knowing what I was getting into, I began the research and found out that this particular breed of vegetable is called a Spaghetti squash! Spaghetti squash is easy to grow and even easier to cook with! Keep reading to find out how a VEGETABLE turns into SPAGHETTI when it’s done cooking! Read the rest of this entry »