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8-Ball Zucchini, stuffed

September 23, 2011
8-Ball Zucchini, stuffed (made by my fiance!)

 Have you ever heard of 8-Ball Zucchini? Don’t worry– I hadn’t heard of it either. Until our friend brought one over from his garden. This is what they look like before you cook them:

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According to this farm website, it’s a hybrid variety of zucchini squash that’s become much more popular over the last several years; the size and shape make it ideal for stuffing. We had no idea how to cook this thing, so my fiance went to Google. He came across this Soupbelly.com recipe, and gave it a whirl.

First he  hollowed out the zucchini; then he mixed the guts, chopped tomato, chopped onion and cooked ground turkey (a replacement for bacon). He sauteed the mixture for a few minutes, removed it from the heat and added bread crumbs, cheese, salt and pepper. He spooned the stuffing into the zucchini, covered it with cheese and baked it for 40 minutes.

The result: fantastic. Such a perfect blend of flavors. I highly recommend this recipe to anyone!

Tomato and basil quiche and Finnish mushroom salad

July 19, 2010

I tried out two new recipes last week, and loved them both.

One was for a tomato and basil quiche, and the other was for a Finnish mushroom salad.

Here’s how the quiche looked when it came out of the oven:

A big reason why it tasted so yummy was the flavor from the tomatoes. Before adding the tomatoes to the quiche you cut and peel them, sprinkle them with flour and basil, and saute them in olive oil.

Here’s how the Finnish mushroom salad looked as it was being chilled in the fridge:

This was such a refreshing, tasty dish! I loved the slightly soft texture of the mushrooms after having boiled them for just a minute.

The sauce of chives, cream, vinegar, sugar, salt and pepper was also great! And what’s best is the recipe is so easy to make.


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