Archive for June, 2010
Taking a week off from the Market this Saturday. Lots of good stuff growing in the garden though… so look forward to heirloom tomatoes & more deliciousness next week!
The Squash Bread samples were a hit at the Atherton Market yesterday!
Thanks to all who bought squash from us to try the recipe at home… and if you didn’t get a copy, or if you become overrun with squash (or zucchini for that matter… ’cause they’re pretty much interchangeable in recipes like these) as the summer progresses, just scroll down for the recipe below. 🙂
Squash Bread – because zucchini can’t get all the summer bread attention!)
- 3 eggs, beaten
- 2 cups sugar (this can be adjusted down if you prefer less sugar, or substitute with Splenda)
- 1 cup vegetable oil
- 2 tsp. vanilla extract
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 3 tsp. baking powder
- 3 tsp. ground cinnamon (again, adjust these spices to your taste preference)
- 1 tsp. ground nutmeg
- 2 cups shredded summer squash (of course, zucchini works, too… or some of each, whatever you have, it will still come out good!)
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Grease a 9×13 inch baking dish.
- In a large bowl, use an electric mixer to beat the eggs until fluffy.
- Beat in the sugar, oil, and vanilla.
- Gradually mix in the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
- Fold in the squash. Transfer to the prepared baking dish.
- Bake 1 hour in the preheated oven, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Just got in from the garden and we’ve got lots of great produce for Saturday! Plus, tonight we tried a new recipe for Squash Bread… and it just came out of the oven! (Wish you could smell it – it’s divine!) So we’ll have yummy samples (and the recipe), while they last.
As for the produce: try to come early to get the best selection of heirloom tomatoes (slicing & cherry varieties) and cauliflower (limited quantities), colorful Swiss chard, gourmet micro-greens, plenty of squash and zucchini (so you can try the new recipe, too!), beets, basil, onions, kohlrabi, garlic bulbs. a few sweet peppers, and some butterfly weed seedlings & herb plants, just for fun!
Looking forward to seeing all of our loyal Market friends & to making new ones. Know your farmer! 🙂