07 August 2008

Recipe Box Swap - Garden Fresh!


Randi is hosting another Recipe Box swap today folks, so head on over. The theme this time is Garden Fresh.

Here's a few easy things we've been doing around here with all the squash:

Too much squash pie:

(Please forgive the crummy photo quality, the light is usually beginning to fade by the time we sit down to dine.)
In a mortar and pestle, pound the heck out of some basil, garlic, and coarse salt and then add enough olive oil to make it spread-like consistency. This is your pesto. Let it sit while your cooking the squash, to kind of mature.

Slice up a bit of each of the different squash you have on hand and saute in a little olive oil. We had zucchini and yellow squash and a white zucchini I had never seen before.

Lay out a pie crust on a baking sheet and spread with your pesto mixture.

Start layering your sliced squash, leaving two inches or so around the edges. When you get to the thickness you like, toss a few sliced tomatoes on top and fold in the sides of the crust. Brush with beaten egg white and bake at 400F for half an hour or so. Until golden-y

The only thing not local here was the pre-made pie crust.

And we've (okay, I've) been doing a lot of this:

Sauteed local squash (pattypan here) and garlic on toasted local bread with Parmesan cheese. yum!

And don't forget the super quick and easy blueberry pies. And yummy tomato pesto bread!
We've been eating a lot of local. I think I might make Friday into local meal day.


Jessica said...

I'm wondering how many local recipes will include zucchini! Your recipe looks like something I will be making soon for dinner!!!! I fixed my recipe...blogger was not playing nice this morning before two cups of coffee!

Stephanie said...

Wow, this sounds really good! I might just have to run to the farmers market and get some things and make this for dinner!

randi said...

These both sound so good! I have needed some new ideas for using up some zucchini!

TUTU Monkey said...

My mouth is watering!!!! YUMMMY

Almost too pretty to eat. You take great photos:)

Anne said...

I love it! It looks so good. Where'd you get the white squash? Do tell.

Sandy said...

Oh, that squash pie looks so yummy :) I have a really good recipe that uses all kinds of squash too, I need to pull it out:)

"Dove" said...

Oooo...that sandwich with the squash and parm......I think I want to come to your place for lunch!! Looks fantastic. :)

Kelsey said...

Oh that looks awesome! I cant wait to try this!

Shannon said...

Now I can't wait for my squash to come in! I may have to go buy some to try these :)> Yum!

Simone said...

The recipes look delicious and not difficult to make either!

Alexis said...

Those look great and, since we just got squash and zucchini from the CSA, I might just have to try those out tonight! Thanks!

Firefly Nights said...

This is a great recipe. I'd never have thought to do that with squash. I think we'll make it as soon as I get a pie crust -- I like the rolled up ones in the freezer section of the store and they're so quick. Can hardly wait.