• Zuccchini Lasagna Roll-Ups
    Entree,  Vegetable

    Is your Garden Overflowing with Zucchini?

    Have you ever yelled at a deer? One summer night, I stood on my deck, overlooking my little vegetable garden and watched helplessly as a deer feasted away on my almost ripe tomatoes. Ugh! I had been waiting so patiently for them to ripen. Just a couple more days I thought, why the tomatoes? The bigger problem was my garden was overflowing with zucchini! Yes, a first time gardener and I planted way too many zucchini plants. Those babies are quite proliferative! My sister was staying with me that summer so I figured a little extra would be fine. I found out later that she was not a fan of…

  • Zucchini and Carrot Quick Bread
    Breads,  Breakfast

    Zucchini Carrot Bread

    Is your garden bursting with Zucchini? Is a well-meaning neighbor sharing their bounty? This zucchini carrot bread is the perfect way to use extra zucchini from your garden and not let any of it go to waste! Zucchini bread is a delicious, hearty bread, but I often feel like its missing something. I experimented with a few things to give it a bit more flavor and body and my favorite variation is when I add shredded carrots to the mix. Carrots have a sweetness that helps cut down on sugar and for me, hides the baking soda flavor I would get with other zucchini bread recipes. They always had a…

  • Large dish of colorful Ratatouille
    Vegetable

    Ratatouille – the perfect freezer meal

    When I think of Ratatouille the first thing I think about is that cute animated movie from a few years ago. The adorable rat, Remy, who dreamed of being a chef and had so much gumption that he worked until he made it happen. I never knew how much you could learn from a rat! Seriously, animated movies sometimes have great life lessons! That’s for another day though. I love that movie and the dish with its name is one of my favorites. Other than chopping a lot of vegetables, it’s pretty easy to make. This recipe makes a lot and it freezes well. One recipe makes enough for a…

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