Vegetable and Ham Fried Rice

Ham and Vegetable Fried Rice

Ham and Vegetable Fried Rice

We often eat fried rice here at the castle.  When I make rice for dinner I purposely make extra so I can make fried rice the next evening.  Once I learned to always start out with cold rice, making fried rice was a cinch.  But making it interesting, with new ingredients, prevents boredom.  This time I wanted more vegetables.  I had zucchini to use and the other vegetables were a bonus. Continue reading

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Beet Greens, Bacon and Zucchini Stir Fry

Beet Greens and Bacon Stir Fry

Beet Greens and Bacon Stir Fry

This is one of my favorite fresh vegetable concoctions.  I threw together several fresh seasonal vegetables with bacon, added cheese and it was delicious.  Sometimes I just have to wing it and surprise myself.  Hopefully the result will turn out tasty, but we’re not fussy.  We like our vegetables.  My P.S. is the one who prefers some kind of meat with the veggies. Continue reading

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