Eggplant and Zucchini Antipasti

Our condo association held a social last week.  Since it was going to be right outside our patio, of course we would attend, but what would we bring? I decided to reach into the techniques I use to prep eggplant and zucchini for my Persian cooking and make some antipasti. To add some color I…

Zucchini Quesadillas

Last week, my husband called me to say he was at the Lloyd Farmers Market and did I need anything? I needed a zucchini, so I asked him to buy 1 medium-sized zucchini.  I wish I had taken a picture, because he came home with 3 large zucchini.  They weren’t as big as the huge zucchini,…

Zucchini Pizza Casserole

I am sticking this on my blog again.  I made this for dinner tonight and Cameron, who has become very picky recently, LOVED it and demanded seconds!  That has not happened in a very long time. And I am tickled that it was with a zucchini-based dish.  I used ground turkey this time and it…

Rye Zucchini Sourdough Bread

It’s that time again. Zucchini time! Zucchini bread time! Only this time, there is a twist. I found a recipe that adds zucchini to my current obsession – sourdough bread.  This version adds in rye flour.  The result… A fairly perfect bread – crisp outside and soft, chewy inside. And it all starts with some…

Quajado

Our Spanish Passover continues… Lauren is home, so we needed a vegetarian dinner option and opted for a Quajado, an egg, cheese and vegetable dish. For tonight, we used zucchini, feta and cheddar. The combination was simply delicious. Salty, rich and slightly sweet. To complete the dinner we added a Spanish spinach dish with pine…

Minestrone for an Autumn Day

I went to one of our local farm stores and found this… It’s a crookneck squash, and it is gigantic! It is about the size of 3 or 4 butternut squashes! So you will likely be seeing this, or parts of it, a few times over the next few weeks. This recipe used just 1/2 of…

Beef and Zucchini Chili

My super producing zucchini plant was destroyed in a summer storm, so I have been buying my zucchini from a variety of local farmers. The zucchini in this dish was from 2 different farms in Kent and Sussex Counties. They may not be my zucchini, but they are GOOD zucchini. School is back in session,…

Andalusian Gazpacho & Catalan Vegetable Paella

Tonight’s dinner brought me back to my trip with my daughters to Barcelona last November.  Or, should I say, MAKING tonight’s dinner brought me back to our cooking class in Barcelona. I even used the recipe for gazpacho that Emily made that night. But tonight we served it in glasses. As our main meal I…

Zucchini Bread Waffles

“These are the best waffles ever!!” – was my 7 year old’s reaction after his first bite.  And that was after complaining that he did not want waffles for breakfast today. I have been busy making zucchini breads – our one “must have” each summer.  Slowly filling the freezer with them.  I usually also make zucchini bread…

Kuku-ye Kadoo (Persian Zucchini Omelet)

Italians have their frittata, Spaniards have tortillas, and Persians have kukus. They are all similar, yet distinct from each other.  The kuku gets its flavor from saffron – which is ground with sugar and dissolved in hot water. My first introduction to the kuku was the second night during my first trip to Iran.  It…