Summer Squash Tomato Bake … Captures Summer’s Essence

Summer Squash Tomato Bake ... Captures Summer’s EssenceSummer Squash Tomato Bake
with Zucchini, Yellow Squash, Tomatoes, Basil, Parsley & Thyme

Bursting in summer color, our gardens and markets are at their peak. They overflow with summer squash, ripe tomatoes, green beans, broccoli, beets, fragrant herbs, greens, alliums, and so much more. My own large market basket also overflows this time of year. As all I want to eat Continue reading

Ratatouille — Classic Provençal Vegetables

Ratatouille — Classic Provençal VegetablesRatatouille — Love At First Bite

Once our exceptionally sweet tomatoes and peppers began to ripen, I added Ratatouille  (rat-ə-TOO-ee) to my soon-to-make list. Finding a gorgeous eggplant and Italiano Largo squash at the farmers’ market, propelled me into action. Continue reading

Quinoa Patties w/ Herbs & Sweet Potato for a Vegetarian Thanksgiving

Herbed Sweet Potato Quinoa Patties for a Vegetarian Thanksgiving Quinoa Patties w/ Herbs, Sweet Potato and Shiitake Gravy

Whether you want a Thanksgiving dinner without turkey or have vegetarian or vegan guests who do, try Quinoa Patties w/ Herbs and Sweet Potato. They even taste like Thanksgiving Continue reading

Slow-Roasted Tomatoes — The Essence of Summer

Slow-Roasted Tomatoes—The Essence of SummerPreserve Summer’s Bounty w/ Slow-Roasted Tomatoes

Thirty-two degrees on the temperature gauge this morning. We fortunately took the time last night to cover the garden and all our containers of flowers and herbs Continue reading

Savory Zucchini Pancakes w/ Garden Herbs

Savory Zucchini Pancakes w Parsley, Basil, Scallions & ThymeGarden Bountiful

What to do? You’ve got a veritable zucchini factory growing in your garden or perhaps a CSA box with an over abundance of summer squash and you’re Continue reading

Fresh Herb & Wild Mushroom Bread Stuffing

Fresh Herb Wild Mushroom Stuffing/Dressing (c) jfhaugen

Parsley, Sage, Rosemary & Thyme

Ah, the flavors and smells of Thanksgiving. They all come together in this traditional bread stuffing (or dressing)—surely one of the most important dishes on the Thanksgiving menu. Continue reading