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Summer Squash Pie

Summer Squash Pie

Submitted to us by the Barnard family.

Slice 1 Zucchini and 1 Yellow Squash saute till soft, pile into pre-baked pie shell and top with sliced tomatoes and cheese, if desired.

Sun Dried Tomatoes

Sun Dried Tomatoes

If you pack a lunch for work or school, you know the soggy havoc a tomato can play on your sandwich. You could pack them separately then assemble when you're ready to eat, OR sun-dry them!

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 175 degrees F
  2. Slice tomatoes in uniform widths
  3. Pat with paper towels to remove excess moisture 
  4. Season both sides with olive oil and a dusting of garlic salt (add any other seasonings desired, go lightly as all flavors will concentrate with the rest of the moisture is baked off)
  5. Bake on cookie sheet or wire rack until leathery
  6. Store in airtight container in the fridge

You can take this one step further and make sun dry tomato jam/pesto. Add sun dry tomatoes, garlic, and olive oil into a blender or food processor and blitz for a spreadable tomato that won't leave your sandwich bread in soggy disarray. 

Want to sun dry using solar energy? Stick the baking sheets on the dashboard of your car and park in the sun. Note, your car will smell like tomatoes which may or may not be an issue.

Sue’s Easy Pickles

Sue’s Easy Pickles

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups thinly sliced kirby cukes (2 medium)
  • ¼ cup sliced onions
  • 1 medium red or green bell pepper, cut into thin strips
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • pepper - to taste
  • ½ teaspoon celery seed
  • ½ teaspoon mustard seed
  • ½ cup white vinegar

Directions:

  1. In large nonmetal bowl, combine cucumbers, onions and pepper.
  2. In small bowl, combine sugar, salt, celery seed, mustard seed and vinegar. Blend well.
  3. Pour over cucumber mixture, toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate at least 24 hours stirring occasionally.

Grilled Romaine

Preheat grill for medium heat and lightly oil the grate. Drizzle olive oil over romaine lettuce and season with steak seasoning.

Place lettuce cut side-down on preheated grill. Cook until lettuce is slightly wilted and charred, about 5 minutes. Drizzle with lemon juice to serve.