Thursday, July 22, 2010

Squash Squash and More Squash

Hi I'm so happy to see you today. Get a cold glass of iced tea don't forget to put a sprig of that mint in your tea. Come go with me to the Garden Gate. We will just sit here on the Garden Gate patio for a bit and take a look at all these wonderful Squash that we have just gathered.




Just look at all those beautiful squash. We have had several varieties of squash this year. We have the Yellow Summer Squash, Patty Pan Squash, Zucchini, Butternut Squash and a special Italian heirloom squash called Climbing Trombetta.

The Climbing Trombetta, is a very interesting squash. It looks like a stripped Zucchini with a bulb on the end and has a slight taste of an Artichoke. The leaves are really very large and it takes a lot of space in the garden.
I love to cook squash, mostly I just love it steamed with a little butter and some salt, pepper and a few fresh herbs. There are so many ways to cook squash, most all the squash family can be put into a casserole. I have a great green chilies squash recipe in my new cookbook, "Miz Helen's Kitchen Table". Some of the squash are very good dipped in batter and fried, some are even used as an ingredient in bread. I love the fall Butternut squash baked and the butternut squash soups are heavenly. I love a stuffed acorn squash as an entree and don't forget the spaghetti squash with a wonderful Italian Sauce.


Our Recipe From The Kitchen Table for today:
Italian Trombetta Tomato Saute


6 to 8 cups Trombetta Squash,peeled and chopped
1 onion,medium dice
4 medium fresh tomatoes, peeled and diced with juice
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon fresh oregano, chopped fine
1 clove garlic, minced
Salt and Pepper to taste
1 tablespoon Balsamic Vinegar
Add olive oil to a hot skillet, after oil is hot, saute squash and onion until onion is clear, add garlic and fresh tomatoes with juice ,cook covered for 5 minutes on low heat. Uncover and add oregano salt and pepper to taste. Drizzle the balsamic vinegar over the dish before serving.
Option: If Trombetta Squash is not available, try Yellow Summer Squash or Zucchini

God has been so good to me and has blessed me in so many area's of my life. On my birthday today I am reflecting back on all the wonderful people that God has placed on my path. I am so grateful for my life, so lets celebrate life today and all that an awesome God has given us! Let's have some birthday cake...
Come back to see me.

Peace and Joy
Miz Helen

7 comments:

  1. HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!!!

    Gorgeous...now I am hungry....yummy!! Okay seriously that brings back a ton of memories like gigantic back yard gardens :) Thanks for sharing...can't wait to try to recipe.

    Robbin

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  2. You have a fantastic camera to take photos of those gorgeous vegetables! Or is it just the beauty of the squash, they look too good to be true! Sounds yummy. Have a wonderful birthday.
    Miz Laurie

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  3. I agree with Laurie, the photos are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Mel:
    Thanks for stopping by to see me, glad you like the photos. I know that you would love this squash dish.

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  5. Yummm....I too from your table have learned to LOVE squash!!! Yellow is my fav!!

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  7. I can't believe you've grown all those yourself...incredible. I'm making a dish like this for dinner tonight but with spaghetti squash. :)

    I can't wait to see your cookbook!!

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