Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Lots of Kitchen Fun

I love getting fresh fruits and veggies delivered to my door! It inspires me to try lots of new recipes.  Last delivery, I got zucchini, kale, corn, cucumbers, red onion, and blackberries among other things.  I tried zucchini pizza and corn salad - both of which turned out fantastic.  I adapted recipes I found on Pinterest.  For the zucchini pizza, I roasted the zucchini then topped it with sauce pepperoni and cheese and popped it back in the oven just long enough to melt.
For the corn salad I added the 4 ears of corn I had, half a red onion, a cucumber, cilantro I had in my fridge, parsley I had growing in a pot outside, salt, pepper, and some lemon juice and olive oil.  It turned out great! I took it home for the 4th of July.

This week, I had a delivery of lettuce, squash, nectarines, blueberries, a giant onion, peppers, green beans, and grape tomatoes. I found a pinterest recipe for squash casserole, one for a grape tomato focaccia, and I cooked up some green beans.  Mom had given me a cast iron skillet I was itching to try out and I had some fish in the freezer that when I tried to bake it came out tasting horribly fishy.  I didn't know if I could eat any more of it but I thought it was worth trying to fry it to mask the fishy taste.  It turned out very tasty. In fact, I would cook every one of these recipes again.