Summer Treats – Yummy Fresh Veggies
Welcome to the Summer Treat Blog Hop. Wild Rose Authors present a bouquet of blogs dedicated to surviving and thriving during the summer heat. Each blog gives you a treat—a recipe, a summer life hack, a vacation spot—as well as a fantastic selection of books to read. In addition, enter the Wild Rose Summer Treats and Reads contest to win the grand prize of a Kindle Fire–donated by The Wild Rose Press. You can read posts and enter contests from July 22 through July 30. Winners will be announced notified the following week. Many authors are offering additional prizes on their own blogs, so visit as many as you can. If you enjoy the blog hop, let us hear from you in comments. We hope you find helpful info and a bevy of favorite authors. Each author provides the Linky Link so you can blog hop your way through the week. Rafflecopter link at end of post.
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One of the greatest joys of summer is fresh vegetables from our garden.
My husband takes care of veggies, and when deadlines aren’t looming, I take care of the pretties (flowers and other areas). When my husbands puts in a garden, it’s huge. Our current garden has 12-15 tomato plants, various varieties, a dozen pepper plants, again, different types ranging from mind bells to hot ghosts and have squash: zucinni, spaghetti, butternut and another type that has spread a good 15 feet, including climbing into one of my tall shrugs and invading MY garden. I don’t recall the name but it looks like small, green pumpkins and is yummy!
His plants are always a shock to visitors as they are huge and healthy.
Currently, the tomatoes are close to 6-8 feet tall, peppers get up to 4 feet tall. And this is a small garden for him. In another house we lived in with nearly a quarter acre lot,
his garden was 1300 square feet compared to our pitiful 900 sq. ft. house. California’s drought issues and a small lot had us scaling down. One of the best things about gardens is being able to cook with fresh vegetables. There is nothing like a freshly picked tomato for flavor, compared to store-bought which usually not vine-ripened. So for my Summer Treat contribution, I’m sharing a great way to use corn, zucchini and tomatoes.
Writing Native American historical romances, I have an appreciation for the culture and the fact that if they wanted to eat, they had to grow it, gather it, or hunt it. Being outside, filling a basket with lovely red tomatoes and green peppers brings me in touch with both nature and a culture gone by. And when I fix a meal with food I’ve grown, it just feels good.
This recipe comes from the One Feather Native American Recipe site/page at http://mypeoplepc.com/members/cherlyn/onefeather/id5.html. Click the link for more great recipes
CORN, ZUCCHINI, AND TOMATO PIE
This pie is made from the overflowing bounty of the backyard garden. Fresh corn and zucchini seasoned with dill bake underneath Parmesan-crusted tomatoes to make a scrumptious entrée that can be served warm or at room temperature.
3 cups fresh, or frozen and defrosted corn kernels
5 small zucchini, cut into matchstick pieces
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 tablespoon fresh dill weed
2 tablespoons melted butter
3 to 4 vine-ripened tomatoes, cut into 1/2-inch slices
1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup dry bread crumbs
2 tablespoons olive oil
Preheat the oven to 375°. In a 13 by 9-inch ovenproof baking dish, combine the corn, zucchini, 1 teaspoon of salt, 1/2 teaspoon of pepper, the dill, and the melted butter, tossing to coat thevegetables. Cover the vegetables with the tomatoes. Sprinkle with the remaining salt and pepper.
In a small bowl, combine the cheese and the bread crumbs. Sprinkle the mixture over the tomatoes and drizzle with the olive oil. Bake the pie for 30 minutes, or until the cheese is bubbling. Remove it from the oven, and let it stand for 5 minutes before serving.
What are your favorite Summer foods? If you grow zucchini, how do you fix it? Share your summer treats.
Check out all the fabulous writers and their blogs
in the SUMMER BLOG HOP below!
|1. Sorchias Wild Rose Summer Treats Post | Visit blog|
|2. RV Memory | Visit blog|
|3. Tricia Schneider | Visit blog|
|4. Anna Durands Spunk & Hunks | Visit blog|
|5. Judy Ann Davis Summer Treats and Reads Blog Hop | Visit blog|
|6. Spicy Summer Treats with Mia Downing | Visit blog|
|7. Linda Nightingale. . . Wordsmith | Visit blog|
|8. Jana Richards – Journeys with Jana | Visit blog|
|9. Summer Memories of books well read @ Peggy jaeger. com | Visit blog|
|10. Summer on Cape Cod ~ Kathryn Knight books | Visit blog|
|11. Summer Fun at the Beach, with Katie OSullivan | Visit blog|
|12. I Believe Ill Go Canoeing – C. B. Clark | Visit blog|
|13. Summertime Love is Sweeter with. . . Frozen Mango? @ Kimberly Keyes blog |Visit blog|
|14. Wild Rose Summer Treats Blog Hop @ Brendas Blog | Visit blog|
|15. Summer Treats and Reads Blog Hop | Visit blog|
|16. Midsummer Magic on the Isle of Skye! | Visit blog|
|17. My Guilty Summer Treats from Lori Sizemore | Visit blog|
|18. Wild Rose Press Summer Treats and Reads Blog Hop | Visit blog|
|19. Hywela Lyns post for the WRP Summer Treats and Reads Blog Hop | Visit blog|
|20. Wild Rose Press Summer Treats & Reads | Visit blog|
|21. Camping is a Recipe for Summer Treats and Reads | Visit blog|
|22. The Snarkology | Visit blog|
|23. Summer Survival Tips @ Nitty Gritty Romance | Visit blog|
|24. Wild Rose Press Summer Treats and Reads Blog Hop | Visit blog|
|25. Nell Castle – Summer of the Sweat Lodge | Visit blog|
|26. Myth, Magic & Wonder Susan Edwards, Breathing Life into the Past | Visit blog|
|27. Romance with Spice, Sydney St. Claire | Visit blog|
|28. Author Kat de Falla | Visit blog|
|29. Anni Fife. Exciting new author of Steamy Romance with Irresistible Heroes | Visit blog|
|30. Summer Vacation, Victorian-Style, AND a Giveaway | Visit blog|
|31. Wildfires, Monsoons, and Mojitos – Author Susabelle Kelmer shares how she keeps cool in a climate that is on fire! | Visit blog|
|32. Casi McLeans recipe for Hot Reads and Cool Treats | Visit blog|
|33. Cool Summer Reads: Jeannie Halls Romantic Suspense Blog – Where Hearts Tremble From More Than Attraction | Visit blog|
|34. Summer treat – Adult Slushie | Visit blog|
|35. How to Rediscover the Magic of Bicycling | Visit blog|
|36. Charlottes Tips on How to Stay Cool in HOT New York City | Visit blog|
|37. Caryn McGill | Visit blog|
|38. Hywela Lyns Inrerplanetary Summer | Visit blog|