Monday, May 18, 2015

~Squash Blossoms~


With Summer's arrival soon approaching,
I'm seeing more and more summer squashes in bloom.
I love the dainty, edible flowers from them.
Sold at Farmer's Markets and Specialty Produce Stores,
the bright orange blossoms are from zucchini plants.
But, several other summer squashes may be eaten, as well.
We have some zucchini plants growing in our garden right now.
I'm looking forward to a wonderful harvest this summer.
I found a recipe from Bon Appetit using Squash Blossoms.
I used some fresh chives from our garden.
Ricotta Cheese
~Ricotta Stuffed Squash Blossoms~


They were so delicious!!
We also made some Tortilla Soup.
It's a lovely recipe I've used for years now,
by Nigella Lawson. Hope you try it!
Cornish Game Hens with Wild Rice and fresh veggies.
completed our wonderful weekend.
Stan surprised me with a bouquet of Tuberoses.
The whole kitchen now smells heavenly!!

19 comments:

  1. oh niceeee
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  2. I always grow several kinds of squash, but have never eaten the blossoms! I need to try it!

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  3. I have never eaten the blossoms, either. Must try that this year. Oh my goodness, tuberoses are so beautiful. Good choice. :) Deb

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  4. Those squash blossoms look and sound delicious.

    Judy

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  5. Jody,
    These look delish! I have never eaten these but they look pretty yummy I might have to try this.
    Kris

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  6. One day I will have enough blossoms to do this. I am growing pink pumpkin but if I remove the blossom, there will be no pumpkin. These recipes and pictures look wonderful Jody. I can smell the tuberoses from here. They are bulbs I want to try to grow here, also one day. So beautiful is everything here. Hugs.

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  7. These look good and so pretty. Anything with ricotta is good

    Cindy

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  8. Hi Jody!!

    I've always wanted to make zucchini blossoms and I've never seen such a great recipe so I Pinned it...can't wait to get them!

    I didn't see the link for the recipe by Nigella Lawson. Did I miss it? I'd love to try that, too.

    That Stan is such a sweetheart-love your flowers!

    Jane x

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    1. Hi Jane,
      The recipe is from Nigella Lawson's cookbook; Nigella Christmas. I couldn't find it on line.
      Jody x

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  9. The squash blossoms look delish!! My mom used to fry them up but not with the ricotta. You have to have a garden to get the blossoms and the trick is to use the 'male' blossom so the plant will keep producing.

    Thanks for your visit, I hope to join your party soon........hugs...

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  10. My goodness there is some very elegant dining going on at your house! It all looks fabulous. I have never tried squash blossoms, they almost look like tulips in that first picture. Isn't is wonderful when you can eat what you've grown? Lovely, thanks for sharing, love Linda xx

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  11. I am so happy that you stopped by to visit which lead me back to your wonderful blog! I am going to camp here for a while and read. Not only do those blossoms look beautiful they look yummy as well. I have never tried them before. On my list of things to do. Have a lovely day.
    Hugs
    Becky

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  12. Oh my. This all looks so AMAZING! I will have to give Nigella Lawson's recipe a try ~ I love tortilla soup.
    Have a lovely one!
    Lin

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  13. Love the squash blossoms! These look good and so delish!
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  14. Never have tried squash blossoms but they sure do look wonderful...the whole meal looks very delicious!!! Have a lovely week ~ Mickie

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  15. Thank you Jody and Stan for the wonderful Party! Wishing you a wonderful weekend!
    Theresa @ Shoestring Elegance

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