Dinner from Farmer Bob's Garden: Zucchini, Onion and Ricotta Pie
|Farmer Bob and Sue's summer dinner. Photo by Sue Frause.|
It's zucchini time! It seems that years ago home gardeners let their zukes grow really large. Here on the island our kids wanted to grow 'em big so they could snag blue ribbons at the Island County Fair. And then there were those veggie pranksters who would deposit their unwanted behemoth squash on the doorsteps of unknowing recipients.
Well, a lot has changed since the '80s. Our kid is no longer a kid, and the Island County Fair has changed its name to the Whidbey Island Area Fair. The only thing that's the same is the location, which is still the Island County Fairgrounds in Langley. By the way, this year's fair is early, running July 31-August 3. Oh, and those zucchini pranksters? I haven't spotted a large zuke on a doorstep in long, long time. Maybe it's time to revive that summer tradition! In the meantime, here's a recipe Farmer Bob and I prepared for dinner recently. It was served with sauteed snow peas and onions from our garden, along with sliced tomatoes from the Star Store. BonAppetit!