Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

Chocolate Zucchini Muffins - Zucchini blossom

Our newly established vegetable garden has been keeping us on our toes throughout the summer, and we are in the midst of harvesting zucchini, cucumbers, chili peppers, potatoes, squash, lots of herbs and tomatoes.

Dealing with the challenges of a fractured wrist and the resulting surgery and ensuing healing process  (it’s now been almost 8 weeks and healing very well), has held up our latest book project somewhat (as well as slowed down our posting frequency).  We were already in the midst of publishing a new holiday book with all our favorite recipes (naturally, all gluten free) when all of this happened. Please, bear with us – things are looking up. Continue reading

Potato and Zucchini Pie

Don’t Judge each day by the harvest you reap,

but by the seeds you plant.

Robert Lewis Stevenson

Potato and Zucchini Pie

As we are rapidly moving towards the Summer season, vegetables of all sorts are making a welcome appearance in local farmers markets, freshly picked from the garden, washed and waiting to be made into tempting recipes. There really is nothing like fresh vegetables. During the Winter, when most fresh produce has to be trucked into grocery stores, unless you are one of the lucky few who happens to live in a perennially warm climate, we all think we remember what a truly fresh head of lettuce, a carrot, or a tomato tastes like. Then the seasons change, and warm Spring weather returns, along with seedlings growing in the garden, and weekend farmers’ markets, proving that whatever we thought about the taste of vegetables in the Winter was wrong. Continue reading