Thursday, July 8, 2010

Stone Soup Farm CSA: Week Five (and my mom's zucchini)

CSA Week 5

Here's the haul this week, kiddos: cabbage, garlic, peas, lettuce, two cukes and a zucchini, cilantro, and a  couple of "take as many as you like" turnips. You know what? I haven't actually eaten much of it yet. I went out with a friend last night for dinner, and tonight... well, tonight I ate zucchini.

189/365: Two Zukes
Just zucchini. These two. I cooked them the way my mom used to when I was a kid. If memory serves, this was a side dish, but Adam's out of town and I don't stand on ceremony when it's 87 degrees in the house. I stood at the counter and ate the whole thing off the pan.

Sliced and scaled
First, slice the zucchini. I used a mandoline because I have one, but thin even slices with a knife will do just fine. I love the way they look all laid out in rows!

Bits of Butter
Dot with bits of butter. This is about a teaspoon, total.

And then cheese
Then grate a teeny bit of fresh parmesan over the top.

Then broil

Then broil for 2-5 minutes. Watch it carefully so it doesn't burn. (Though the toasty browned cheesy spots are my favorite bites!)


Sprinkle with salt right out of the oven. This is awesome with grilled chicken or fish, or even a few red  hot dogs if that's what you're into in the summer.


  1. omg! i can't believe you're in somerville too! hilarious... too bad i'm moving west in a couple weeks. lovely blog! and our name is almost the same, you're adrienne, i'm adriana... that zucchini, simple, easy, but looks very tasty!

  2. Looks delicious! I always crave zucchini and summer squash when it gets hot and just bought some too :)

  3. I usually throw zucchini under the broiler with olive oil and coarse salt - but I eat it right off the baking tray, too. :)

  4. Morning Honey,
    Dad and I had that zucchini last night with ribs. The recipe originally came from Marjie Swick, your nursery school teacher!

  5. This looks so good, and I don't even like zucchini all that much. I'll definitely try this when zukes come into my life soon.

  6. oh wow, i think i should do this tomorrow, seeing as i just picked up some zucchini. wish it had been from mom's garden, though!

  7. I normally roast big chunks of zuccini. I love this delicate and simple option though. Will definitely give it a try. Thanks!

  8. I made this last night and it was fantastic! Thanks!

  9. yum! i remember preparing this with you in both ferraro and in firenze!!! delicious. well done, as usual :-)