Been eating a lot of good garden goods lately – between the farm and friends giving me tomatoes and zucchini – I thought I’d get a few recipes written down. Read on if you want to know what to do with tomatoes, zucchini and green beans!
Jean Pierre’s garden quiche:
Zucchini, yellow squash, carrots, and onions – julienned. Tomatoes – sliced. 3 eggs, cup of cream or evaporated milk, grated cheese. In a frying pan, cook onions in some butter or olive oil until tender and just golden. Set aside. In same pan, add the zucchini, squash and carrots, barely cover with water -cook until the water evaporates. Stir in onions to mix.
In a pie crust – spread a bit of mustard on the bottom (if you want). Add some slivered ham (if you like). Mix eggs and can of evaporated milk (3 to 5 eggs – however many you want) Put the veggies in. Layer the sliced tomatoes on top (golden tomatoes look the best, imo), and sprinkle on the grated cheese. Bake 25 -30 minutes in a 350° oven. Serve with garden-fresh salad and a glass of rosé wine.
Jean Pierre whipped this recipe up one day for lunch – it’s really a nice way to use veggies – you can add spinach or chard I bet to the mixture. He cut the carrots very thin (julienned) and used a bit of celery root in it too. He used 3 eggs and cream – I use 5 eggs and a can of unsweetened (d’uh) evaporated milk. 🙂
Last Minute stuffed zucchini
This is a great way to get rid of leftovers! Jean Pierre gave me a huge zucchini – I halved it lengthwise, scooped out the middle and seeds, and stuffed it with:
Ground beef, breadcrumbs, leftover sausage meat, celery, onions, tomatoes, a leftover half an apple – here’s what I did: I cooked the ground beef in a bit of olive oil and added the rest bit by bit to make a stuffing mix. (Don’t cook the ground beef too much – just until it’s not pink anymore). Add water or broth if too dry – I even added leftover stuffing from the freezer – there was half an apple on the counter (kids, right?) a half an onion – etc. Stirred it all up, stuffed the zucchini and stuck it in the over with some foil over it for about half an hour. Then I took the foil off and put grated cheese on it, cooked it some more.
Got green beans and tomatoes? Make loubi – brown chopped onion in a stewpot – add the tomatoes and green beans. Add some broth, cinnamon, all spice, and garlic powder. You can have it vegetarian and serve it over rice, or add some meaty lamb bones (neck bones or even some ground lamb (brown the meat beforehand) is good. I use beef or even ground beef in a pinch.