Vegetables for Market

This will be the first week that we finally have some substantial vegetables to share at the Walnut Valley Farmers Market!


Yellow squash, zucchini, three types of pattypan squash, cucumbers, onions, and a few new potatoes and jalapenos.  Still no tomatoes yes, but SOON!  We also still have a FEW thornless blackberry plants left.  If you want them, make sure to come early!  We will also still be selling pecans.

All of that squash is making me hungry for this recipe for “Glorified Zucchini Casserole” from Tasty Kitchen  (if only I had just a FEW tomatoes …).

Man, now my mouth is watering just thinking about it …

When you try this recipe (and I say when, not if, because it is just Too. Darn. Good. not to try), I would recommend substituting some pattypan squash for either the zucchini or yellow squash.  They tend to be a little “meatier” than either zucchini or yellow squash and hold up better during baking (is it possible for a vegetable to be “meaty”? … I’m saying it is).

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We will also have bunches of fresh lavender for sale for at least one more week.  This week we will also be adding small, fresh flower bouquets! … something I haven’t done for awhile, but am looking forward to!

Visit is bright and early tomorrow morning at the Walnut Valley Farmers Market!  This pregnant lady doesn’t hold up well in the heat, so we are sure to be done early!  🙂


Delicious Caprese Pizza

We absolutely LIVED off this pizza last summer!  SO delicious … and with my recipe, SO easy!


I buy the pre-made, whole wheat pizza crust at the store … the kind that come two in a package.  Brush olive oil over the crust and sprinkle with shredded mozzarella cheese.  Top with LOTS of local heirloom tomatoes, fresh, torn basil leaves, fresh mozzarella (I used a combination of fresh and packaged mozz. here, as I didn’t have quite enough of the fresh), and seasonings (garlic, salt, pepper, etc.)

Bake until cheese is melted.

Experiment with this using different heirloom tomatoes for TOTALLY different tastes.  I used Amana Orange here, which I just canNOT get enough of.  It was also delicious with Mortgage Lifters and Cherokee Purples.