This past week we had some beautiful produce. We got beets, green beans, 4 ears of corn, a tomato, a green pepper, blueberries, an onion, red potatoes and half a dozen HUGE eggs. So I started baking...
Blueberry Zucchini Muffins
adapted from allrecipes.com
Gathered my fresh ingredients.
Added shredded zucchini to the batter.
Stirred in the blueberries.
Modification to the original recipe: baked at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes for the muffins and 40 minutes for the small loaf.
Definitely some of the best muffins I've ever made! The recipe called for more sugar than I prefer to use, so next time I'll be trying some modifications to that. Otherwise, this recipe gets rave reviews!
Beet, Goat Cheese & Walnut SaladAs a child, I loved picked beets. My mom did too, so we had them around all the time. A few years ago I had a beet and goat cheese salad for the first time. I think beets and goat cheese are the PERFECT combination. And, since Matt does NOT like beets, when they showed up in our CSA, I knew they were all mine!!!
I scrubbed and trimmed them and put them on the stove to boil away for about 30 minutes.
Then I pulled off the skin (surprisingly easy!) and diced them up
I added them to a salad of mixed baby greens from my garden, goat cheese, walnuts and a vinaigrette made of evoo, aged balsamic and lemon juice.
So easy, and probably the yummiest thing I have ever packed for lunch!
We had way too much corn on the cob stacking up in the fridge, so I blanched and froze most of it to be used in the winter as needed. The rest I used to make a corn salsa. Another super easy recipe that I pretty much made up myself. I can't tell you how accomplished that makes me feel!
Easy Corn Salsa
- 2 ears of corn, blanched with corn removed from the husk
- 1 - 2 tomatoes diced
- 1 green pepper diced
- 1-2 onions diced
- 2 - 3 jalapenos to taste
- juice of 1 lemon (lime would be better, but I didn't have any!)
- evoo (splash)
- rice wine vinegar (splash)
- garlic salt & pepper to taste
Matt scarfed it down and completely ruined his dinner. Oh well! It must be healthier than the burger he was planning to eat, right?