THE VEGETABLE GARDEN / POTAGER

The Vegetable Garden, my POTAGER…is a dream come true. I wanted to go into the garden and bring in fresh organic vegetables, the best varieties of course, and turn them into delightful & healthy meals.

                                                                                 

Although I am a fairly accomplished cook, I get  overwhelmed when the harvest starts coming in.  Time and again I turn to  Julieta Cadenas’ blog  LINDARAXA to find recipes to inspire  me.

                                                                                              

                                                                                        

I am  excited and honored  to be teaming up with her. As the harvest comes in we will link to each others blog and, she will create  recipes for all of us to enjoy.

Julieta is one knowledgeable lady, a former investment banker, lifelong food aficionado, great cook and a delightful & generous  friend. Check out her blog, she writes about more than  cooking.

So, as soon as I saw these in the garden…

                                                                                             

                                                                                        

I immediately went to LINDARAXA  for inspiration. Soon my kitchen will be overrun with squash. and I want to be prepared.

Last year, for winter use, I roasted and froze some  squash.  This year  I’ll do the same. They were wonderful ! I used them with scrambled eggs, I added them  to a saute of  onion garlic, red pepper, and some artichokes & served with pasta.  But I need to ‘do’ something NEW,  and as usual Julieta has some inspiring dishes.  Here is Julieta’s Squash casserole .

Enjoy, my husband can’t wait for the squash to come in! Once again Julieta, thank you. You STAR in my kitchen!

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THANKSGIVING

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. I have collected dishes in gourd shapes and cabbages for years to set the table.    

  

I especially like the sunflower bowls and plates found years ago at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.  

  

The squash in the cornucopia and the centerpiece are from my husbands vegetable garden.  

Drinks in the foyer

  My table is not set yet (I have too many cats for that) but it will look similar to the above.

Hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Be back next week

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