Saturday, August 21, 2010

Summer kitchen

Well, hello there!

I've been enjoying my summer so much that I've neglected the blog for two months! To be honest, I'm not knitting or sewing much lately. It might be time to reinvent this space a little, though I haven't quite figured that out yet.

I've been completely buried in vegetables lately--from my own garden, and from the farm CSA. It's great, and overwhelming. Here are a few things I happened to photograph:

Homemade pizza
Homemade pizza on my new pizza peel. This peel is great--I had been using my largest cutting board, which was not nearly large enough. This is a fresh, organic spinach pizza.

Tahini-smashed fresh peas
Tahini smashed english peas. Soooo good, I wish I was eating this right now.

Almond cake with rhubarb strawberry compote
Almond cake with strawberry rhubarb compote, via Smitten Kitchen. This was really tasty, though I preferred the cake without the compote. The compote was wonderful with plain yogurt.

Spinach & Zucchini Lasagne
Spinach and zucchini lasagne, back when the farm sent me two gargantuan bunches of spinach, and I was not yet at war with my over-productive zucchini plants.

Zucchini bread (round 2 of many?)
This was either round two or three of zucchini bread fest 2010. There's much much more to come! I think I used this recipe, and it was good.

Homemade quesadilla with zucchini blossoms
My first zucchini plant attack involved plucking some of the male flowers to make these great homemade zucchini blossom quesadillas. I used yogurt instead of crema, and threw in some green onion. Quite nice!

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