Tuesday, September 15, 2009

I'm Back!

Recipe
Zucchini Pie

It's been a long summer away from my lovely friends in the blogging world...and a busy one! We're all settled in to our new home, and have started the many renovations we have planned (I see many long years of remodeling in my future!). In addition to all the hustle and bustle that comes with moving, I applied for grad school over the summer, and started my classes last week. There's definitely been a lot going on in my little part of Cathedral Hill, but I'm anxious to get back to cooking and writing about food, so here we go!

It's still quite warm here in Minnesota, and I'm seeing lots of zucchini at the farmer's market and my friends' gardens. If you've got zucchini you're looking to use up, this recipe for zucchini pie might fit the bill. I've been making it a couple times every summer for the last few years - I love it because it highlights two of my favorite late summer ingredients: zucchini and basil. Somewhat quiche-like in texture (but a little less eggy and minus the crust), this pie makes a great main course served with a salad for a light meal, but it's equally delicious as a side dish or as part of a breakfast or brunch. Really simple to throw together (just toss everything in a bowl and stir), this was one of the first things I made when we got our kitchen up and running in our new house. Try it soon before the zucchini crop peters out for the year...I promise you'll be glad you did!

Looking for more zucchini? Zucchini Spice Cake and Balsamic Zucchini.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hey, it's Jay's sister Jenny - I have been following your blog for years (heard about it through Julia)and found out this summer you are Anna's sister...I love your recipes and am happy to see you back at it:) I'll have to try this zucchini pie - easy is all I can handle now with 2 little ones at home!

Elisabeth said...

Hi Jenny! That's so cool that I have Gablers reading my blog. :) Thanks for saying hello - Jay talks about you a lot!

Tracy said...

Glad to see you're back! I'll have to try this pie. I have a zucchini in the fridge and basil in the garden. All I need is cheese...

happygal said...

I made this last night, Liz, and love it! And so did the boys! Great to see you back. It was a great recipe. I added bacon and thought it was a good addition (but then again, we all love bacon.)

Thanks for posting it.

Molly

Elisabeth said...

Tracy, good to hear from you again! All my old friends are back. :)

Molly, if the boys liked it I will take that as a HUGE compliment. And I'm in total agreement with the theory that bacon makes most anything better!

Nicol said...

I'm excited that you are back to blogging! I love reading this!

Elisabeth said...

Yay Nicol! I'm so glad you're back to reading it. :)

Anonymous said...

Looks great, Liz! I am glad you are back to cooking. Dinner party soon? Anna

Elisabeth said...

Anna, dinner party if you cook! Just kidding. :) Hope I see you this weekend!