Tag Archives: Vegetables

Suncreek Garden Chronicles: Tall Tall Trees…

Tall tall trees…wait those aren’t trees they’re tomatoes!!!  It looks like Farmer Hubs is going to have a stellar tomato crop.  The plants are quite impressive.  They seem to be growing at least 2″ a week…the stems are as thick as my thumb…the leaves are large and dark green…and the plants are heavy with fruit…some plants have as many as 10 tomatoes clustered together.

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Wordless Wednesday…homegrown


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S is for…Slow-Sauteed Squash…(a-z challenge)

Small pattypan squash, each the size of a golf ball, can be halved and sautéed very slowly to make them especially sweet-tasting.  Because of their small size and high skin-to-flesh ration, they hold their shape better than other squash.  You might think that the onion would overpower the delicate sweet flavor of the squash.  However, the low and slow cooking process caramelized the onions which is the perfect complement to the squash. 

Serves 4 as a Side Dish

2 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive OIl
1 Medium Onion Minced
1 1/2 Pounds Small Pattypan Squash, Halved
2 Tablespoons Minced Fresh Parsley Leaves

 1.  Heat the oil in a large skillet.  Add the onion and saute over medium heat until softened, about 3 minutes.  Add the squash and stir to coat well with the oil and onion.  Sprinkle generously with salt.  Reduce the heat to medium-low.

2. Cook, stirring occasionally until the squash is tender and golden brown in spots, 20-30 minutes.  Stir in the parsley and adjust the seasoning.  Serve immediately. 


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suncreek garden chronicles…harvest time

suncreek garden chronicles…Installment #7

Fellow Farmers, Friends and  Family we have SQUASH…pattypan!!!


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and of course…prepare, cook and serve!


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