Zucchini Pickles

Zucchini Pickles - Andrea Meyers

When we have a glut of a particular fruit or vegetable, we try to find creative ways to use it up or preserve it for later, and making these zucchini pickles is our favorite way to preserve extra summer zucchini. These refrigerator pickles require no processing, you just pack the prepared zucchini slices and onions… 

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Moroccan Chicken Soup

Moroccan Chicken Soup Recipe - Andrea Meyers

I had one last butternut squash in the kitchen waiting to be used and this soup had been calling my name for a while. The flavor is warm and inviting, perfect for a cold wintry day, and the soup is easy to put together and easy on the budget using widely available ingredients.  The recipe… 

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Mexican Spiced Butternut Squash Soup with Beans and Corn

Mexican Spiced Butternut Squash Soup with Beans and Corn - Andrea Meyers

Michael isn’t a huge fan of butternut squash, but if you browse my archives you’ll see that I have quite a few butternut squash recipes. You might even think I am torturing my poor husband with all the butternut squash, but really I’m not. The sweetness of butternut squash just doesn’t appeal to him, so… 

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Zucchini Risotto with Basil

Zucchini Risotto - Andrea Meyers

Zucchini season will soon come to an end, but there’s still time to enjoy this icon of the summer garden. We’ve made salads, pasta, bread, gratins, and all sorts of things with zucchini, even though it was a sad zucchini year for us after losing all our zucchini plants to garden pests. Risotto is comfort… 

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Zucchini Soba Salad

Zucchini Soba Salad - Andrea Meyers

My introduction to soba noodles was actually on a plane flying from Tokyo to Honolulu, admittedly not the best place to get good food. The flight attendants came around with breakfast and asked if I wanted the Japanese or the American breakfast, and I chose the Japanese because I could see the noodles that someone… 

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Zucchini and Tomato Gratin

Zucchini and Tomato Gratin - Andrea Meyers

We’ve reached that magical point in the summer where the tomatoes are starting to ripen. For a couple days we brought in only a handful of sweet cherry, grape, sun gold, or yellow pear tomatoes, but in the last few days we’ve brought in almost nine pounds of tomatoes and have more on the way…. 

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Butternut Squash Pizza with Pancetta, Goat Cheese, and Sage

How embarrassing that I’m almost late for my own event! This month has been busy with cookies, cookies, and more cookies, and somehow along the way I forgot that I needed to post for Grow Your Own. It would have been doubly embarrassing since I’m hosting this round. The deadline for posting is December 15,… 

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Squash Soup with Saffron and Ginger and Hugs for Barbara

Squash Soup Recipe with Saffron and Ginger - Andrea Meyers

I first found Barbara of Winos and Foodies through her Taste of Yellow event, a celebration of surviving cancer. Barbara really tugged at our hearts with her determination to beat cancer and for taking positive steps to raise cancer awareness, and many of us have participated in Taste of Yellow for the past two years…. 

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Slow Cooker Squash Stew with Garbanzo Beans and Red Lentils

Slow Cooker Squash Stew Recipe with Garbanzo Beans and Red Lentils - Andrea Meyers

Our kitchen counter is covered with five different types of squash, a few steps up from our normal routine of acorn and butternut squash. On my last squash run, I came home with sweet dumpling, delicata, buttercup, acorn, and butternut and plans for all of them, mostly revolving around roasting and soups. And of course… 

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