Jul 182018

Zucchini and Steak Salad with Basil Dressing

And so we continue with the recipes from my excess of zucchini. Also considering the ridiculous temperatures in Northern California in the last few weeks, I’ve been doing a lot of salads. This zucchini and steak salad is one of my successful attempts to balance my desire for cold refreshing salads with H’s current need for a lot of protein (he is currently training for an iron man). That has meant that a lot of our meals are light salads with lots of raw fruits and vegetables topped with meat of some kind. Not particularly ingenious, but it works. This…Continue Reading

Jul 142018

Campfire Cocktail

I have a nostalgic fondness for the perfect toasted marshmallow. One of the pieces we have improved the backyard with is a stone-type fireplace and we have had some nice opportunities to grill supper (particularly when it is too warm to cook inside). Most of the times we have done so, I keep forgetting to get marshmallows to toast over the embers. But not this time! I finally remembered, and though I am not a fan of s’mores, this cocktail evokes the same flavors without the solid mass getting in the way of the gooey marshmallow.

Jul 102018

The zucchini I planted just over 2 months ago is now taking over the garden. It is producing so much I can’t use it all and pawning it off on other people barely makes a dent. So, you will be seeing a lot of zucchini recipes in the next couple months. H hasn’t started to get sick of it yet, but I think we might be approaching that point fairly soon. Too bad for him. I figured a lightly sweetened zucchini bread was a good place to start. A primary school teacher used to bring us zucchini bread all the…Continue Reading