Aug 14, 2020

Que Pasa

Muchas gracias to all who shared a zucchini recipe either in the comment section or via email.  I plan to try them all and if I have a question I will email you.  You might want to go back to the last post and checkout some of the suggestions. We are still looking for the perfect zucchini bread recipe  😉

Last night we tried a recipe that ended up in my inbox the other day from one of the many sites I get emails from.

Slice 2 lbs of medium or small  zucchini into 1/2″ thick rounds. Mix 2 Tbsp olive oil with garlic, Italian season, salt and freshly ground pepper and pour mixture over zucchini and toss well until coated.Top with 1/2 cup of grated ( I only had flakes ) parmesan cheese and bake in preheated oven @ 350F for 7 – 9 minutes and then broil for 2- 3 minutes. Easy clean up by covering cookie sheet with foil. It was very tasty.

The first of our tomatoes and possibly the last of our strawberries.

After all the problems we had with our newly planted tomatoes they are now out of control.  We have to tie them back so we can walk thru the garden.

Sadly rats or mice finished off our peas. The ate the inside of every lovely pea pod that was almost ready.  However we did have a great feed of peas this year.

No idea why this guy was rushing from one side of the lake to the other.  We thought that he might be going to rescue a swimmer but he just got there and stopped.

Almost every night the majority of our plate is full of produce from our garden plus a protein in this case Gardein Turkey cutlets.

Yesterday, which was the only day of the week that I was home all day, turned out to be very noisy around here. The one neighbour across the road in our old house was trimming his hedge.

Between him and the new neighbour on the one side it was loud enough that we had to close the windows and put the A/C on. Plus it kept the dust out.  This guy is levelling his lot and slowly getting ready for a new park model home to be delivered in the new year.

This was planted as a cucumber seed. Looks like some kind of squash. I can’t imagine how that packaging mistake was made.

Monday we had our massages, still trying to get our necks sorted out after being rear ended in Vegas back in November.  Having to wait until we got back here for treatment in the spring and then with Covid keeping most businesses closed until May our soft tissue injuries are not easily adapting to treatment. Too bad we could not find a good chiropractor in Mazatlan. I had my annual eye appointment on Tuesday and the eye that I had problems with the week before has healed.  My eyes are in great shape and my prescription for corrective lenses has barely changed.  So I don’t need to get new glasses at the moment which is good as Colin still has not worked since we got back.  Wednesday was another chiropractor appointment. Colin is doing better than I am. Thursday we had company and today I finally saw a medical specialist that I have waited 18 months to see.  She is the only dermatologist here in Kelowna.  I have had spots on my chest for three years that come and go, get red and itchy at times and just bother me.  She treated my chest, the top of my right arm and my nose as well as a mark on my face which was not pre cancerous. I had to pay $75.00 for that one.  So over the next few weeks I will look like a mess.  Pictures another day. It has been a very full week for us.

We have neighbours whom we have known since we moved here in 2003 but a few years ago the wife was moved back to Edmonton by her children and placed in a special facility for people with Alzheimers.  Her husband remained here on our street and visited her from time to time. She sadly passed away Wednesday morning from Covid – 19. Lorraine you will be missed.

Thanks to Sandy for sending me this.  If you really need a hug, this is the way to do it safely.



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13 responses so far

13 Responses to “Que Pasa”

  1. Judith says:

    Whew. Glad you got all those appts over with and hope all the results are good…..That zucchini at top looks very good indeed. And fairly low labor…(a prime criteria for me.) Too bad you had racket in the hood, but you are certainly growing a prolific garden up there. Everything here is deader than a doornail. Too many 100+ days. And more to come. (Every year, for many years, I have wondered, why on earth are you living here, or why don’t you figure out a way to get out of here for a month….ah well.)
    Enjoy your beautiful view…..I do enjoy your work here..

    • contessa says:

      My friend in Texas just keeps working on her garden with her Mom. She does move about on her own in her RV for months at a time or by traveling all over the globe but not this year. She says taht Texas is not her thing.

  2. Jim and Barb says:

    Never been a fan of zucchini but a couple of those pictures don’t look too bad!

  3. Linda Sand says:

    I have a recipe that halves a cucumber lengthwise and removes the seeds then fills the center to make a “sandwich”. For mine the filling calls for cream cheese and thin-sliced ham but I don’t see why you couldn’t do that with zucchini and different fillings.

  4. Simon says:

    Hi that funny cucumber it’s called lemon cucumber and they are delicious!

  5. Dolores says:

    That looks like a lemon cucumber!

  6. Robert says:

    hey guy’s hope you are doing good during the that joey site that being redone?

    • contessa says:

      Yes it is. A young couple bought the site and will be putting on a park home unit but angled sideways off the pad.

  7. Contessa Zucchini are so versatile in cooking and baking. I have a recipe for a zucchini relish from a friend. We enjoyed that relish with crackers and it was very good. There are a lot of recipes for zucchini bread on Pinterest and all look good.

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