Roasted Herbed Turnips and Zucchini

The garden got away from me! Well, the growth of some of its inhabitants did. One day I had baby turnips & zucchini. The next day, it seemed, they were enormous! I really didn’t need to plant turnips as early as I did, but I was so excited to get things growing that I overdid…

Roasted Zucchini and Baby Potatoes With Caribbean Seasoning

I’ve really enjoyed finding new and different ways to cook zucchini this summer. It was my first year growing zucchini because I used to think I didn’t like it. Was I ever wrong! I think my misconception came from old habits. When I was growing up (and, sorry kids, when you were growing up, too,)…

Sautéed Zucchini With Tomatoes & Cumin

I bet you see tomatoes and zucchini and think, “Italian.” Not this time! The cumin and coriander make this dish a great accompaniment to Margarita Chicken or even a Middle Eastern style meal. The stars are the zucchini and red tomatoes. I tossed in a few green tomatoes because my garden is weird this summer;…

Zucchini With Toasted Almonds & Mint

We thought we didn’t like zucchini. We were wrong. Thanks to Smitten Kitchen, now we can’t get enough! So ya know that neighbor you avoid every summer because they’re always trying to dump their excess zucchini on you? Call them. Now. This incredible dish is going to make you want to be their new best…

Grilled Za’atar Zucchini

For most of my life, I never really saw the point of zucchini. It seemed oddly-textured and somewhat bland. Then I made Ginger-Soy Chicken Packets, where the zucchini soaks up the sauce and becomes one of the best bits in the packet. Ever since I discovered that, I’ve been looking for other ways to make this…

Orange Pork With Broccolini, Scallions, and Rice

This tasty, vaguely Asian-style dish has been in my book so long I don’t even know where it came from. I dragged it out recently, dusted it off, and added the broccolini. Back before the paper got so yellowed, I’d never even heard of broccolini. Now I look for excuses to slip it into a…

Salad Rose: My New Favorite Radish Variety

I have succeeded in my quest for the perfect radish! I found these beauties in the Burpee catalog. Since I have limited row space in my garden, I can only grow a few radishes at a time. I’ve had great success with a beet variety called Cylindra, which produces cylindrical beets rather than spheres. You…