Roast Chicken with Summer Squash

Once upon a time, people had the time needed to prepare more time-consuming meals for dinner. Bwahahahahahahahahaha!!! Yeah… right.

Tomato Stuffed Summer Squash

Talk to any experienced gardener and they will tell you that if you plant summer squash you will likely never starve.  So now the trick is to figure out what to do with all of them.  I’m here to help.

Winter Squash Yemista

As soon as we get into serious winter weather (or at least what passes for it here), I start to think almost fondly of summer.  Almost.  Remember, it’s stinking hot here.

Roasted Winter Squash with Buttery Marmalade

Ironically, winter squash are actually grown during the summer, just like summer squash.  Why the name then?  Mostly because their firm flesh allow winter squash to be stored throughout the winter season.  Good, because I bought a lot this year!!

Ultimate Summer Garden Spaghetti Sauce

I used to make a “simpler” (read: plain) version of this sauce and the boys loved it.  Then I decided to get crazy and add other vegetables.  My boys cried.  Then they ate it.  They forgave me.

Melitzanosalata (Greek Eggplant Dip)

Eggplant is one of those vegetables that can elicit a love-it or hate-it kind of response (my mom loves it, my dad hates it, it’s a mixed marriage). I have learned that the key is all in how it’s prepared. So let’s prepare it right, shall we??

Vegetable Scrap Broth

I have to admit, I’m both saddened and embarassed at the amount of vegetable scraps that I have let go to waste in my lifetime. They deserved so much more respect than I gave them. Yes, scraps.

Greek Vegetable Stew (Briam or Tourlou-Tourlou)

It never fails, I will either have gathered a huge bounty of vegetables from my garden or will have gotten a little crazy purchasing them at the market. That means a glut of things like eggplant, zucchini and other summer squashes, peppers, and tomatoes. Some of them I will cut into chunks and freeze for … Continue reading Greek Vegetable Stew (Briam or Tourlou-Tourlou)

Bearded Iris (Iris x germanica)

There is a point each year where my garden looks a little like Monet’s famous garden, and I am clearly quite okay with that!  Each spring I am graced with a spectacular and long lasting display of some of the most beautiful and diverse blooms I have.