Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Back to School

That's right, I said it. I'm going back to school!

It's not so much that I'm excited for summer break to end.  I'm just excited that it was a vacation after all, and not the permanent kind.  And now I have an excuse to buy new school supplies!!  (Nerd.)

I was a horrible blogger this summer due to major life happenings, and I will probably continue to be less than punctual: I'm teaching a new class at a new school which means I have a LOT of reading in my future.  And not the food-related kind.

Anyway, enough about me.  Let's talk about all those end of summer vegetables piling up.


Cook cherry tomatoes down with garlic, red onion, and crushed pepper to make a delicious bruschetta:

Or, make fresh marinara.  Or pile them onto a pizza. MMMMM.


For a quick meal, fry it up.  Dip it in seasoned flour, then egg, then fry on both sides in hot oil.  Serve with dipper of your choice (I made honey mustard and it was finger lickin').

Or, if you're feeling fancy, make this pasta.  Or cook it into your fresh marinara with mushrooms and sausage for a hearty zucchini stew.

Or, make zucchini bread and share it with me.


It's easiest to just dice it up and saute it in your fresh marinara to give it some more weight.

If you're okay doing a little work, make eggplant parm.  I make a mean eggplant parm.  The secret is to use panko bread crumbs.

I'd love to make baba ganoush, but it seems like so much work??


My uncle gave us pounds of peaches from his trees.  I spend a whole morning canning them with my mom and grandma.  (Cheater's canning: mix sliced peaches with the pectin and just freeze instead of jar.  They taste great it December!)

I also made muffins. (Tweak this recipe.)

And diced them on top of waffles.  Ohhh yeah.

Anyway, I wish you all the best as summer ends and fall begins! XOXO

1 comment:

  1. Yum! Don't be afraid of the baba - just roast or grill your eggplants, mix with tahini, garlic, lemon juice, olive oil, and salt in the food processor. Make a lot because it it so delicious!