A Taste of Garden

I hope everyone had a wonderful mother’s day!  I know that I surely did. 

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Noah made me a key chain at school for Mother’s day, and the boys gave me a gift card to PJ’s Coffee!

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The hubster and boys treated me to breakfast before church.   I didn’t put any of the photos up from my breakfast due to something crazy wrong with the camera.  They came out horrible.  I will tell you that I had 6 grain pancakes with banana slices & honey, two eggs, and bacon.  It was a great breakfast!

We spent the afternoon at the lake boating & swimming, I am sorry to say that I have no photos of that – camera + water = bad!

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I will share with you a little taste of the garden!

The hubster came home on Friday with some summer squash and zucchini from the garden at his company’s office.  I love squash.  So of course I had to cook some immediately.  I saw the perfect recipe on Thursday while on the treadmill at the gym using squash.  I of course was watching food network, yes I watch about cooking/eating while exercising – crazy, probably!  Then he came home with squash on Friday, coincidence?  I don’t think so.  I fully believe that God knew I needed that squash!

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Minted Squash Pasta

  • 1/4c olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1c whole wheat pasta
  • 1c diced summer squash
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 4 oz. goat cheese
  • 1/2c mint, chopped
  1. Add the oil to a saute pan with the garlic and slowly heat.  Allow the garlic time to infuse the oil. 
  2. Add  the squash to the pan & boil your pasta water
  3. Reserve about 1/4 c of the pasta water after you drain
  4. Add cooked pasta to the pan with salt, pepper, pasta water, cheese, and mint
  5. Garnish with additional cheese and mint

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This recipe was adapted from a recipe by Clair Robins.  You can find the original recipe here.

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Loved this recipe.  I was so amazing!  I am excited to start trying this with various types of veggies 🙂

Now of course we couldn’t have just squash pasta for dinner, oh no.  You see I picked up some lovely cucumbers from the produce stand as well.  Five for a dollar!  Now that is what I call a deal.  So a made a salad of sorts.

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  • cucumber
  • squash
  • carrots

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Aren’t those colors gorgeous together!  Just slice and dice, then toss in a bowl.  I drizzled mine with a little hazelnut oil, salt & pepper.  Any salad dressing can  be used on this.  I love raw squash – what you have never tried it?  You should!

This has me so excited for the coming summer and garden foods I will now have available.  I can’t wait to get fresh veggies!  Have a wonderful Monday!

8.5 days til summer vacay 🙂

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8 Comments

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8 responses to “A Taste of Garden

  1. Yum! Everything looks so delish! So glad you had a wonderful Mother’s Day!! 🙂

  2. I need squash NOW!!!!!! haha! So glad you had a fabulous weekend =) I’m totally adding squash to my grocery list thanks to you! love it! ❤ the pasta squash salad looks divine!

  3. It looks great. I’m glad you had a great mothers day, you deserve it!

  4. Glad you had a lovely mothers day
    YAY squash, yum yum yyummm

  5. yum!! great recipe 🙂 how nice to fresh squash.

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