The mere mention of zucchini used to strike fear in my heart and cause me to frantically search for an escape route. That’s all changed now. One of the most hated vegetables ever is one of the most cooked in my kitchen. My refrigerator is never without them.
Many moons ago I confessed that I love zucchini so much I eat it in the dead of winter even though it’s been trucked in from who knows where and is ridiculously overpriced! So I find myself giving you a recipe for zucchini fries that is obviously out of season. Some of you are exactly like me and have zucchini in your refrigerator right this… [Read more]
Fresh cranberries, brie and greens come together to make a festive and flavorful filling for kabocha or acorn squash. The cranberries add a tangy pop of sweetness to the gooey brie, tender greens and mild-mannered squash. The best bite is when you dig deep and not only get the creamy greens but some of the dense squash on your fork too! The difference in textures… [Read more]
Butternut squash with sour cream, smoked paprika, a dash of cinnamon for good luck and chives. Just like a twice baked potato, the squash is roasted first, then the flesh is removed and beaten with sour cream and seasonings. It goes back into the squash shells with a sprinkling of bread crumbs for a second baking.
Clouds of gnocchi nestle themselves in a creamy sauce amongst sweet hunks of butternut squash, tender baby spinach, fresh herbs and Parmesan cheese. Swoon. Lately I am obsessed with gnocchi, little Italian potato dumplings that are soft and pillowy, kind of chewy and in my mind, so versatile. I can’t get enough of them – whether I tuck them away into soups, saute them with… [Read more]
Zucchini are still growing in my garden! Baby ones and blossoms too. Late bloomers. Not that I mind one single bit. Zucchini has a permanent place in my life all year long. Yep, I’m the person buying those sorry looking zucchini in the middle of winter that were trucked in from who knows where. If you see me cooing to them in the produce aisle,… [Read more]