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Recent retiree--35 year's experience teaching reading, English, adult basic education and volunteer leadership skills. Started this blog to exchange ideas and commentary with friends and others having an interest in joining the discussions. Greatest life accomplishments include: 1.organized my 3rd grade class to check out library books for me to get around librarian's weekly limit--Amazon.com, the Mullins Elementary 3rd Grade Class of 1956 is still waiting for "thank you" notes; 2. volunteered in the Peace Corps, island of St. Kitts, West Indies; 3.taught adults to read, earn their GEDs., and speak English as a second language; 4. bought a border collie puppy for $6, got evicted rather than give him up, and began a life-long love affair with all things "Dog"; 5. joined a physical fitness boot camp in my mid-50s--don't mess with someone who's been doing regulation pushups in wet grass at 5:30 a.m.; 6. walked across Northern England with best friend Sally--over 80 miles from the Irish to North Seas; and 7. travelled to many foreign countries for pleasure and work.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

July Deliciousness - Peaches and Zucchini Appetizers

Earlier this week Kittyhawk and I made our annual roadtrip to Jackson's Orchard and farmer's market in Bowling Green. The main goal was to fill the back of my little Scion xB with baskets and baskets of golden red skinned peaches as you can see here. All of these baskets have been distributed to grateful friends who look forward to us making this annual trip as much as we do. So, for the next week it's peaches for breakfast, snacks, and after dinner dessert.

While we were at Jackson's I couldn't resist the baskets of fresh zucchini,which by now are reproducing like rabbits in most people's gardens. Today I turned all that zucchini excess into some very versatile Zucchini Appetizers. This quiche-like recipe can be cut in polite mini diamonds for party appetizers. Or, served in big dinner slabs with a side of sliced red tomatoes from Jackson's. They also can be frozen for wintertime when the zucchini is not so plentiful.


1. 3 c, very thinly sliced zucchini, unpeeled
1/2 c finely chopped onion, combine in large bowl

2. Combine dry ingredients: 1 c Bisquick, 1/2 c grated Parmesan cheese, 2 T chopped parsley, 1 T chopped oregano, 1/2 t salt, 1/2 t seasoned salt, dash pepper (if you use dried parsley and oregano, halve the amount called for)

3. Combine wet ingredients: 4 eggs, slightly beaten; 1 T minced garlic; 1/2 c vegetable oil

4. Combine dry ingredients with zucchini and onion. Add wet ingredients and mix well.

5. Pour into greased 13 x 9 in. pan. Bake in pre-heated 350 degree oven about 30 min. or until lightly browned. Let cool for a few minutes before cutting.

Here's what dinner will look like for the next three days at this house:

So, bring on the heat and humidity. I'm ready!


Jan n Jer said...

The zucchini sounds so good..its very similar to a pie I make. Those peaches look so lucious! YUM...Don't you just love this time of year Faye!!!

The Church Lady said...

Drool. That recipe is a keeper. I LOVE zucchini!! I also love to go to the farmer's markets and get the fresh produce. The local corn has just come in here. It is so sweet and delicious. I could make a whole meal from corn and tomatoes and zucchini!

ari_1965 said...

Faye, can I post this recipe on the Minnesota Food Association's web site? I'm looking for recipes for things like zucchini, summer squash, eggplant, etc.

I could attribute it to you at your blog?


Faye said...

Ari, sure I'd love for you to publish this recipe. It's so simple and uses a ton of zukes. Can be served room temp or warm. Freezes great.

Debs said...

Oh, yum! That all looks so tasty and how fabulous having fresh peaches for breakfast. Bliss.

Sayre said...

That looks so wonderful! How I miss tomatoes!!! I can eat them cooked, but the raw ones cause blisters in my mouth.

I'm going to try that recipe!!

Patience-please said...

Yum!!! I'm going to make it for our Kennel Club Annual Picnic - thanks!

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Mariposa said...

The zucchini looks delicious! :)

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