August 16, 2014
It’s the very height of summer. So you’re in the mood for something ultra-fresh that won’t bloat you-up like a balloon or put your family into a food coma. It should be healthy, satisfying and something that gives you a reason to visit a farm stand or green grocer.
Oh, and you’re also feeling just a little bit daring.
That last bit cinches it. You’re in the mood to finally make some zucchini pasta. Read the rest of this entry »
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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May 16, 2012
Are you planting a large garden this year, or just a couple pots of your favorite staples? Keep reading to see all my tips and tricks for making a great vegetable garden, despite space constraints! And get some great fruit and veggie recipes to boot. Read the rest of this entry »