Friday, June 6, 2008

Green and not so leafy

I feel quite proud that I can now open a box of miscellaneous leafy green things and confidently identify the leaves within. Kale! Arugula! Mizuno! Chard! However, after weeks and weeks of mostly leaves - I was quite excited this week to feel the weight of my CSA box and know that there were other vegetables inside.

I had potatoes, squash, zucchini, onions, cabbage, and lettuce.

With the onions I made an onion pie - which I must admit I was not all that excited about but since I had an abundance of onions I figured I should experiment. It turned out fabulously! I think I'll make another one day.

Here's what you need:

1/2 tube ritz crackers, crushed
1/2 stick butter, melted

Mix together and press into a 9" pie plate

Saute 1 cup vidalia onions thinly sliced in 2 tbs butter until onions are translucent. Place in pie crust.

Whisk together 1/2 cup heavy cream, 1/4 cup milk, salt, pepper, and 2 eggs. Pour over onions.

Top with 1 cup grated cheddar cheese, sprinkle with paprika.

Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.

I had some broccolli left over from earlier CSAs - so I decided to make a potato broccoli quiche. This turned out ok. I like things a little more spicy. Since it wasn't all that great I'll skip the recipe. You can find it on if it sounds interesting though.

With the zucchini and squash I made fried patties that were DELICIOUS and very very simple.

I made a batch for each - but I'm sure you could mix them together if you'd like.

For one batch:

Grate one squash or zucchini. Mix in a medium bowl with 1/4 cup flour, 1/4 cup cornmeal, 1 egg, sage, ginger, cloves, basil, cinnamon, salt, and pepper.

Drop batter by spoon fulls into an olive-oil greased skillet and fry until brown and crispy on both sides.


  1. That onion pie looks yummy. I may try that sometime when I get back in the cooking mood. Those zucchini and squash patties sound really good too. :) Your making me hungry. That's not a good thing. ;)

  2. ooo the squash/zucchini stuff sounds yum.

  3. I'm so glad you posted the recipe for onion pie! Recentaly I went to a reasturant and they had an onion pudding, and I was wondering how in the world could I make something so delicious! Your's looks amazing. I'm going to plan to make that in the near future :)

  4. btw, I tried the onion pie, it was AWESOME :)