Tuesday, August 30, 2011

On our late summer table...

Usually, I put a little music up on Wednesdays, but sadly I'm feeling a bit parched in the music department. Any suggestions? While my ears are starving, I've noticed that at least our table, and my belly, has been fully of delicious late summer veggies in all forms...

Spinach, leek, and tomato quiche {with extra-thick crust!}:: ... um, it looks a bit deflated the second day, but what it lacks in volume, it packs in that Popeye-spinach punch.

These are quick, easy, and oh so delicious! Refrigerator Pickles

3 average-sized cukes {more if you're using smaller, pickling cukes}
1 green pepper
1 onion
1 Tablespoon salt
2 teaspoons celery seed
Chop, slice, etc. Let stand 1 hour

Mix the following and add it the veggies::
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup lemon juice

Then add 1 sliced lemon and stir. Cover the container and refrigerate 24 hours before eating {we sampled them five minutes in, two hours in, twelve hours in, and finally 24 hours in... we are down to half a batch and need to make more ASAP!}. Serving suggestion ~ on your plate next to a warm and toasty grilled cheese.

Dilly Yellow Beans::
{recipe found here}

Roasted Veggies two ways::

{Zucchini, Vidalia Onion, Carrots, Bell Peppers}

{Beets, Potatoes, Leeks, Carrots}


And to go along with today's theme, I found this beautiful, inspiring video...watch it and then go bake a cake!

beet cake from tiger in a jar on Vimeo.

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