Squash Casserole

squash casserole

Squash casserole. That’s what you make when squash season is here! You can add squash to garden salad, serve it raw on a vegetable tray, or saute it with onions or snow peas. Then you can make a squash casserole. What I like about this recipe is that you can do it up to a day ahead and then pop it in the oven. Certainly it can be mixed in the morning and not served … Read more

Snow Peas and Squash

snow peas and squash

Summer is a wonderful time to enjoy fresh vegetables. Even if you don’t have a garden, you can purchase vegetables at Farmer’s Markets or roadside stands.  When you’re planning your menu, consider varieties of color, taste, and texture. There are opportunities to mix and match many different vegetables.  When you don’t have enough of one vegetable,  add another one to the mix.   For this recipe, I used snow peas and yellow squash, all fresh from … Read more

Summer Squash – Sauteed

Sweet summer squash. Dave’s favorite way to be served this vegetable is to have it sauteed with onions and bacon. If you don’t want to use bacon, then use some bacon grease. That’s right. A tablespoon will do. Save some of your “fat” when you fry up some bacon. It can be stored at room temperature for several weeks. Add some sea salt and pepper if you’d like, and saute away. You can serve some … Read more

Seasonal Summer Veggies

summer veggies

Summer veggies. Most garden vegetables can be used in a stir-fry dish. If you’re a fan of garlic and onions, those can be added. For this dish, I wanted to use up summer vegetables I purchased at the Farmer’s Market five days earlier. Most of these had been used in one dish or another, but there were enough left that, if combined, could provide a healthy supply of nutrition, color, and texture. Green beans, squash, … Read more

A Harvest of Forgiveness

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 The Paradox for Harvest It’s a paradox. For a good harvest, do you work at pulling out the weeds or invest time and money planting seeds? Which is most important? Both are necessary for any gardens, whether it be mushrooms or mums, squash or sunflowers, or peas or pumpkins. Maybe it’s time to focus on the germination of seeds, thus encouraging and cultivating the growth of sustenance. Pulling weeds cleans out a garden, but unless … Read more