Monday, June 25, 2012

Too many zucchini?

Two for all you overachieving gardeners out there

Grill 'em.
(But I'll bet you already knew that) 
I like to slice them, sprinkle them with garlic salt, then sizzle.

Cold (via Jamie Oliver):
Peel them (really, the skin is awful anyway)
Using the peeler ( I use a broad one) peel strips of zucchini into a large salad bowl.

a couple of tablespoons of freshly minced mint
a tablespoon of minced garlic,
a sprinkle of chile seeds/or
a minced chile

Right before serving salt to taste, a squeeze of lemon and a slather of olive oil.  Easy, elegant and offbeat.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Easy, Really Easy

Chicken Kebobs:
Slice your chicken breasts into manageable chunks--square inches or so.
Drop in a ziploc--add a teaspoon minced garlic, salt, pepper to taste, a squeeze of lemon, a teaspoon of dried or a tablespoon of fresh rosemary
and a dollop of olive oil.  Set aside for at least an hour. Want to be fancy?  Add the zest of your lemon.

Skewer on soaked bamboo sticks  or alternative.
Heat grill.  Set out your skewers, and grill, on each side 1-2 minutes for a total of 6-8 minutes.

Simple and delish, perfect for your fair weather friends.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Recipe for Summer

  • Create
  • Add value
  • Be happy
I'm going to try this one out this year.  How about you? What's your recipe for summer?