Zucchini, Speck and Tomato Lasagna

Lasagna is such a versatile food that can be adapted to use whatever you have available as long as you can bring out the best in the flavours of your ingredients. In this case the humble zucchini was the central ingredient. As it is generally such a mild vegetable there was the possibility of it being overwhelmed with the bechamel sauce and cheese. So I … Continue reading Zucchini, Speck and Tomato Lasagna

Zucchini Chocolate and Nut Bundt Cake

The very first post on this site back in 2015 was dedicated to the abundance of zucchini that our community garden boasted and 3 zucchini recipes shared by gardener Deborah. https://granthamgarden.org/2015/10/26/recipes/ Today I returned to her lovely zucchini cake and thought I would make a chocolate version with walnuts and brandied fruit. The use of olive oil makes this cake very moist and the fruit … Continue reading Zucchini Chocolate and Nut Bundt Cake

A Mediterranean Lunch

Today I will set out a quick and easy to prepare, tasty and delicious Mediterranean style lunch of Koftas with grilled zucchini salad. It is accompanied with a salad of mixed baby heirloom plum tomatoes and cucumber, roasted banana chillies, kalamata olives, feta cheese and Baba Ganoush dip. This is traditionally served with fresh rocket leaves, pita bread and wedges of lemon. Allowing the Koftas … Continue reading A Mediterranean Lunch

Zucchini, Onion and Prosciutto Crustless Quiche

This very easy crustless quiche is so easy to make and with the zucchini, prosciutto, ham and Spanish onion, makes a tasty meal to serve with a great salad. At the moment celeriac is still available in Sydney. It makes the perfect salad to serve with the quiche. I have included a link for the recipe below if you want to try it. Zucchini, Onion … Continue reading Zucchini, Onion and Prosciutto Crustless Quiche

Polenta, Bacon and Veggie Cakes

These healthy little polenta cakes combine zucchini and tomato with two cheeses and the goodness of Kefir. The sausage and bacon add a great flavour and makes them perfect for a light lunch or for snack anytime. Prepare the ingredients ahead and they are really quick and easy to make. Polenta, Bacon and Veggie Cakes Ingredients: 1/3 cup polenta 1/3 cup plain flour 1/2 tsp … Continue reading Polenta, Bacon and Veggie Cakes

Jackie’s Vegetarian Zucchini Slice

Jackie has shared her wonderful Vegetarian Zucchini Slice recipe which is perfect for any meal or for lunch at work. It is brings together so many great flavours. The tang of semi-sundried tomatoes, the sweetness of carrots and caramelised onion, the freshness of basil, a hint of ginger and the sharpness of Greek feta and Cheddar cheeses.   It is so easy to make and … Continue reading Jackie’s Vegetarian Zucchini Slice

Moussaka with Potatoes

Mario made a wonderful moussaka with eggplant, potatoes and zucchini inspired by Alex Petretzikis.  Not having a zucchini handy I have created my own version and share this with you. I used the potatoes harvested from Veronica’s garden bed and the last of the summer’s eggplants. The Greek bechamel sauce is enriched with an egg yolk and the traditional addition of herbs and  spices gives … Continue reading Moussaka with Potatoes

Zucchini Cake with Brandied Fruit

The abundance of zucchinis this summer has inspired another cake recipe that you may enjoy.  We use fruit that has been macerated in brandy and add grated zucchini including the skin to give some colour to the finished cake. The result is a moist flavourful cake. Zucchini Cake with Brandied Fruit Ingredients 3/4 cup butter 1 cup sugar 3 eggs 3 cups Self Raising flour, … Continue reading Zucchini Cake with Brandied Fruit