fried zucchini rounds

Fresh, local, zucchini is in abundance this time of the year.  Janine, my friend, and neighbour asked if I would like some zucchini from her garden.  Of course, I said yes!  Mr. S and I love zucchini and I’ve served it many, many ways.  The afternoon Janine brought over her freshly harvested zucchini, I knew…

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grilled zucchini roll-ups

The farmers’ markets these days are showing off the bounty of the harvest.  It’s a favourite time of the year for me and for all who enjoy eating locally produced food.  The market is a perfect way to re-engage with the farmers, to ask questions about their produce, meat or fish and leave with a…

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Stuffed Zucchini Blossoms…sounds so heavenly.  Summer squash which includes zucchini, is now available in local markets and food shops – they are for me, one of the highlights of the season.  They’re delicate, come in different varieties, tender, juicy, and sweet.  But before the summer squash is formed, the plant produces blossoms. If you’re lucky…

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Bruschetta (pronounced brusketta), is an Italian antipasto where grilled slices of bread are rubbed with garlic and a splash of olive oil added.  Who would have thought a simple Tuscan recipe of grilled bread could turn out to be so magical.  TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious

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zucchini noodle salad with avocado dressing

I love pasta and could eat tons of it and not gain an ounce when I was younger – attributed to a high metabolism and being very active.  However, this menopausal woman isn’t able to boast that statement any longer without increasing my waistline.  Sooo, I cook it when I am craving it leaving me…

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I had pizza on the brain the other day but wasn’t in the mood to make the dough and prep the toppings.  While I was at the grocery store trying to figure out how I could satisfy my pizza craving without doing too much work, I spotted a lovely display of zucchinis.  And there was…

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Farmers’ markets always provide interesting selections of fruits and vegetables and most vendors are happy to share their knowledge of their produce.  I spotted these round zucchinis at the Ridge Hill Yonkers’ Down to Earth Farmers’ Market – aren’t they adorable? Serves 4 4 round zucchinis 1 garlic clove, minced 3 or 4 sun dried…

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There are recipes that immediately grab your attention, like this one did.  You know right away when the list of ingredients hits all the check marks which says it’s gonna be delicious.  This recipe hails from Mindy’s Meals on Heels.  A site where Mindy aims to to teach parents how to feed their children by…

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Ciao, pronto, prego, il conto, mi scusi, buon giorno, arrivederci, grazie – some useful words we used when we visited Italy earlier this month – it seems a distant memory now!  Don’t ask me to string a sentence together but I can get by with simple words and hand gesticulations.  John, on the other hand,…

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