Fresh Corn, Zucchini and Potato Chowder

Fresh Corn and Zucchini Chowder

Fresh Corn and Zucchini Chowder

Zucchini is my fun vegetable.  I’m always amazed by the wide variety of recipes using zucchini, whether soups, salads, casseroles or desserts.  I’ve blogged many of them over the years.  If you do a search for “zucchini” in the search bar you’ll be as surprised as I am by the number!  And yet I still find more recipes I want to squeeze in during the limited summer growing time for the vegetable that has very little flavor of its own. Continue reading

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Spinach Mashed Potatoes

Spinach Mashed Potatoes

Spinach Mashed Potatoes

It was clean out the fridge night.  I’d already used up many vegetables and I had a box of baby spinach that needed to be used asap.  Obviously I could have simply sautéed the spinach in some garlic and butter but I wanted something fun to go along with our walleye dinner.  I wondered if I could successfully add spinach to mashed potatoes and discovered several recipes that looked promising.  The one with both Parmesan and cheddar cheese looked like the best idea. Continue reading

BLT Potato Salad

BLT Potato Salad

BLT Potato Salad

BLTs are a hobby of mine.  I like to work bacon, lettuce and tomato into foods that wouldn’t normally have those ingredients.  I think the BLT pasta salad I made four years ago was my favorite.  For other unusual combinations, click on the BLT Creations on the front page of this blog.  In the meantime, we’re going to experiment with potato salad and make it into a BLT dish.  I can imagine it! Continue reading