ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Recipes for Your Summer Harvest

Updated on August 4, 2012
Source

Yummy, Yummy, Tickle my Tummy!

My zucchini and cucumbers are here!! Isn’t it great to have fresh vegetables all summer long?! The only way we can know our food is free of pesticides and insecticides is to buy organic or grow it ourselves. SO, in every free spot in my yard, some kind of vegetable or herb is growing. I would like to share a couple of recipes for your zucchini, cantaloupe and spinach.

ZUCCHINI BREAD(makes 2 loaves)

Ingredients:

3 eggs

1 cup oil (coconut oil is very healthy)

1 teaspoon salt

2 teaspoons baking soda

3 teaspoons cinnamon

3 teaspoons vanilla

2 teaspoons nutmeg

1 teaspoon powdered ginger

2 cup raw zucchini-seeded and grated

3 cup all purpose flour

1 cup pecans or walnuts-chopped

2 ½ cups sugar

Cook Time

Prep time: 20 min
Cook time: 40 min
Ready in: 1 hour
Yields: 2 loaves
  1. Cream eggs, oil, sugar and add zucchini, salt, spices and vanilla. Blend baking soda into flour and add slowly to above mixture until smooth. Add nuts and pour into greased loaf pans. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 to 60 minutes (fork comes out clean)
Source


CANTALOUPE- SPINACH SALAD with PISTACHIO-LIME VINAIGRETTE

Salad

1 large cantaloupe

6 cups torn fresh spinach

½ cup pistachios, coarsely chopped

Vinaigrette

1/3 cup fresh lime juice

1/3 cup honey

¼ cup chopped sweet onion

1 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper flakes

½ teaspoon salt

¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro

¾ cup vegetable oil

1 cup pistachios

Process first 6 ingredients until smooth while the blender is running.

Add vegetable oil in a slow steady stream. Turn off blender and add pistachios. Pulse until they are blended into mixture. Pour over individual salads to your taste.

Enjoy your summer veggies and Bon Appétit!

5 stars from 2 ratings of Spinach-Cantaloupe Salad with Pistachio/Lime Vinaigrette

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • picklesandrufus profile imageAUTHOR

      picklesandrufus 

      6 years ago from Virginia Beach, Va

      Hi Loveguglena. My garden for the most part is fading now. I planted red peppers and want to let you know that your yellow ones should turn yellow if you leave them on the vine. They are all green at first, but do change. I still get a few tomatoes, but even if it gets too cold for them to ripen, I shall make fried green tomatoes!! Thanks for stopping by!!!!

    • lovebuglena profile image

      Lena Kovadlo 

      6 years ago from Staten Island, NY

      Wow! Do you have any pics to share from your garden? I am growing basil, which is doing well. Trying to grow yellow peppers, but only one grew so far. It is getting big but still green. Wonder if it will ever become yellow and ripe for eating. Had some luck with the tomatoes but all the leaves have now died on me and although new leaves are growing I doubt any tomatoes will surface at this time of year. The strawberries and wild strawberries are gone too for the most part but those went pretty well.

      Anyway, I digressed. Interesting hub. I would love to try the zucchini bread. It sounds delicious!!! Voted up!

    • picklesandrufus profile imageAUTHOR

      picklesandrufus 

      6 years ago from Virginia Beach, Va

      And than you for stopping by to comment, Eddy!

    • Eiddwen profile image

      Eiddwen 

      6 years ago from Wales

      Thnk you so very much pickles for sharing this wonderful hub.

      Eddy.

    • picklesandrufus profile imageAUTHOR

      picklesandrufus 

      6 years ago from Virginia Beach, Va

      you are so welcome mckbirdbks. Thanks for stopping by.

    • mckbirdbks profile image

      mckbirdbks 

      6 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

      The cantaloupe-spinach salad sounds very good. Thanks for the tips.

    • picklesandrufus profile imageAUTHOR

      picklesandrufus 

      6 years ago from Virginia Beach, Va

      I am freezing my zucchini too, Ann. Thanks for stopping by! The salad dressing is so good!

    • Eliza57 profile image

      Eliza57 

      6 years ago

      All the recipes sound fantastic. I am going to have to try the salad recipe, since that's mostly what I like to eat. I love zucchini bread. I have made it many times, also chocolate zucchini bread is very good. Sometimes I measure enough grated zucchini to use in my zucchini bread and freeze. Late start on garden plus not as big or cared for as last year, but am trying. Thanks for sharing!

    • picklesandrufus profile imageAUTHOR

      picklesandrufus 

      6 years ago from Virginia Beach, Va

      Thanks RTalloni! I hope you get to try them! Appreciate you stopping by.

    • RTalloni profile image

      RTalloni 

      6 years ago from the short journey

      Yes indeedy, these two recipes will definitely be a great match. Thanks much! :)

    • picklesandrufus profile imageAUTHOR

      picklesandrufus 

      6 years ago from Virginia Beach, Va

      I agree Lord. It is hard for me to eat hot food in the summer with so many fresh veggies for salads! Thanks for stopping by!

    • picklesandrufus profile imageAUTHOR

      picklesandrufus 

      6 years ago from Virginia Beach, Va

      thanks for the comment Katrine! Glad to see you again.

    • profile image

      KatrineDM 

      6 years ago

      All I can say is Yummy, Yummy, Tickle my Tummy! That bread and salad will go well together :-)

    • Lord De Cross profile image

      Joseph De Cross 

      6 years ago from New York

      Two recipes for the price of one? I love zuccchini and your bread is so tasty! Salads with pistacchios and that blender taking care of the cantaloupe with spinach are a must this summer. Too hot for soups or cooking out.

      Lord

    • picklesandrufus profile imageAUTHOR

      picklesandrufus 

      6 years ago from Virginia Beach, Va

      Your upcoming recipe sounds good too, Pagesvoice. Thanks for stopping by! Compost was my fertilizer...no chemicals!!

    • pagesvoice profile image

      Dennis L. Page 

      6 years ago from New York/Pennsylvania border

      Voted up, awesome and interesting. Here in the northeastern United States my zucchini and squash are in full blossom. I love the bread recipe. When my crop is ready I will have to publish my recipe for zucchini, squash, onions, pork chops and tomato sauce. You are so right about growing our own vegetables. The only chemicals in my garden is none other than good old cow manure.

    • picklesandrufus profile imageAUTHOR

      picklesandrufus 

      6 years ago from Virginia Beach, Va

      I had not made it in a while either, LaThing, but once I made it, I had to make another loaf!!It is so darn good!! Thanks for the comment!!

    • picklesandrufus profile imageAUTHOR

      picklesandrufus 

      6 years ago from Virginia Beach, Va

      Thanks for stopping by Kikalina. Even if you don't have the room to grow your own, the farmer's markets are a great place to shop and they also support your local farmers.

    • picklesandrufus profile imageAUTHOR

      picklesandrufus 

      6 years ago from Virginia Beach, Va

      That one may be a challenge, Dream On...will post if I take on the challenge.Thanks for stopping by!

    • DREAM ON profile image

      DREAM ON 

      6 years ago

      My favorite is bannana nut bread maybe it's because it has so many nuts.I love your zucchini bread and now I would like to try to make a new favorite.A bannana nut zucchini bread.I better let you make it first.I will watch for the recipe and mmmm it sounds so good.

    • LaThing profile image

      LaThing 

      6 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      Believe it or not, I haven't made a zucchini bread for years! Your hub has inspired me to give it a try....... Very nice and simple! Also love the salad, what a great combination!

      Voting up and useful.

    • kikalina profile image

      kikalina 

      6 years ago from Europe

      Yummm....sounds good. Wish I had the space to grow my own veg.

    • picklesandrufus profile imageAUTHOR

      picklesandrufus 

      6 years ago from Virginia Beach, Va

      Thanks for stopping by Debbie. I am going to make some soon myself. Enjoy!!

    • Deborah Brooks profile image

      Deborah Brooks Langford 

      6 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      I LOVE ZUCCHINI BREAD.. so good.. thank you for the recipe..I will be trying it soon. and I agree with you.. it is nice to have fresh vegetables all summer..

      blessings

      Debbie

    • picklesandrufus profile imageAUTHOR

      picklesandrufus 

      6 years ago from Virginia Beach, Va

      I understand Billybuc! Zucchini bread tastes nothing like zucchini!!

    • billybuc profile image

      Bill Holland 

      6 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I"m tired of recipes but I'll follow you any old time. I actually don't like zucchini but I love zucchini bread. I know, weird at best! LOL

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)