Friday, August 9, 2019

Garden News

Someone gave me a round zucchini. The problem is, I don't really like them so much, especially the round variety:) So after much deliberation, I decided to make a pie out of it:

It turned out fine, for a zucchini pie. We are still eating it. The crust was inspired by an old recipe from an American cooking magazine called Home-Style Cooking.

For the filling, I just sliced and cooked zucchini with some water, sugar, apple cider vinegar and cinnamon and added butter in the end. I still had to stamp it to make it mushy. The crust consisted out of 1c of mixed flour (white wheat + buckwheat),  salt, ab. 80g of cold butter + some olive oil (you cut the butter into small pieces and mix with flour, then add some oil if necessary to make it more crumbly) and then I added 1/2 c sugar and 1 1/2 c (or a bit less ) of rolled oats. You divide the crust mixture in two, spoon the half into an ungreased pan, spread the filling and then add the rest of the crust.

Bake at 200*C for about 30 min.

I then went to our garden a couple of days ago and picked up some blackberries growing along the path which nobody wanted for some reason (what the commons produce should not go to waste, in my opinion), so we made some jam:

Here I am, barefoot and in the kitchen (have been going barefoot the whole summer and love it!) and here is the witch's brew blackberry jam:

Nothing beats self-made jam:) So here was some effort-posting on my part:) What have you all been doing???


  1. Housewife OutdoorsAugust 9, 2019 at 8:07 AM

    Love that dress. I have been barefoot a lot, too. And love it, too. I have a flat feet so going barefoot is really good for my muscles.

  2. Thanks! Going barefoot is fun isn't it? I never knew it had any benefits for your muscles but I read somewhere that going barefoot outside is good for getting rid of static electricity or something to the point.

  3. We made peach preserves this past weekend. I think you've inspired me to consider blackberries as well. I do enjoy them. Your brew looks good

    I've never had zucchini pie. Is it like a savory side dish?

  4. No,it's more like a sweet dessert type of thing you eat after dinner with cup of tea/coffee. Which reminds me. I still have some of it left and it's probably not too late for a cuppa:)

  5. Try making Zucchini Bread, which is essentially a spice cake that's baked in a bread pan. My mother (God rest her soul) was given a Zucchini Bread recipe by a friend while I was in the Navy. Although I was given a loaf every now and then, it seemed that my brothers got the lion's share; my youngest brother especially loved it to the point that she started hiding it from him.

  6. Interesting, do you have a recipe? Because folks love to give me zucchini:) On second thought...dear husband is very skeptical about veggies in his bread (he ate the pie tho:)