Tuesday, September 30, 2008

September Salads

Salads these days are a mix of chopped pattypan squash, carrots, tomatoes and maybe a cucumber. Add some cut up "ribbons" of chard, a little olive oil and balsamic vinegar, plus herbs and garden grown garlic. Stir well. I have no zucchini this year, and these pattypans will be back in the garden next year (but haven't decided about zucchini yet).
These salads feel loaded enough to carry over some vegetable serving "credit" through January.


Matron said...

Those pattypans look fantastic. Are they as prolific as zucchini?

Libbys Blog said...

I never knew you could eat pattypans raw!!!
You learn something new everyday!!!

Petunia's Gardener said...

Matron - They haven't been as prolific as zucchini, but who knows in a good year. I couldn't even get the zucchini to grow this year at all! I suspect the PP won't be as out of control as zucs can become, though. And they are just so cute!

Libby - hmmm... maybe that explains the strange reaction??? Just kidding. I thought they had a pleasant flavor and a nice texture in the salad. I do think they are good steamed also.

thanks for visiting! Paula

Anonymous said...

Great photos! Love the carrot shot, especially. Sounds like a yummy salad.