I would love to take credit for this recipe but it’s not mine. I found it on the internet last year and made the loaf. It was so good I couldn’t believe it was packed full of zucchini! The concept of delicious and nutritious is a joke, right? But in this case, I have to say….there is some nutritional value with all that zucchini. I made another batch and used some whole wheat flour and reduced the sugar so now it’s even MORE nutritional. This version of the recipe makes 12 perfect Double Chocolate Zucchini Muffins.
Now that local peaches are abundant I thought I would try something based on a recipe my former mother in law made many years ago. She had invited us for dinner and said she tried a new recipe that had sausages and peaches together. I thought to myself, “that sounds awful” but it was really good! Pork and fruit are perfect companions actually. Think pork chops and apple sauce. And sweet plus heat? Besties!
The local corn and tomatoes are in full swing! Sometimes our eyes are bigger than our stomachs when we buy corn. This is an excellent recipe to use up leftover cooked corn. It’s also a great idea when you have different sizes of tomatoes ripe in the garden at the same time.
There are a variety of fish species in Lake Erie and pike is one of our favourites. They’re best caught in very cold water so spring is a great time to enjoy some fresh caught pike. You can make Blackened Pike Tacos with any type of fish that’s thick and dense enough to stand up to the blackening process without falling apart.
When tomatoes and basil are in season, I make Bruschetta. A lot. It’s quick and easy to make, you can do some of the prep in advance and it’s always popular for happy hour or al fresco dining!