Thursday, August 29, 2013

Mediterranean Summer Squash

This is a perfect summer recipe to use with ingredients fresh from the garden.

1/4 cup chopped onion
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 small yellow summer squash, thinly sliced
1 small zucchini, thinly sliced
1 garlic clove, minced
1 plum tomato, seeded and chopped
1/2 tsp dried oregano or 1/2 Tbsp fresh oregano
1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper

In a large skillet, saute onion in oil until tender. Add the squash, zucchini and garlic; saute 6-8 minutes longer or until tender. Stir in remaining ingredients; heat through.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Easy Homemade Catsup

Makes approximately 1 1/2 cups 
7 oz (approx 3/4 cup) tomato paste
2 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar
3 Tablespoons sweetener of choice, or to taste.  (I used 2 T vegetable glycerine and 1/64 tsp stevia.  See stevia usage info here.)
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 1/2 teaspoons granulated garlic (if using powder, use 3/4 tsp)
1 1/2 teaspoons granulated onion (if using powder, use 3/4 tsp)
3/8 teaspoon allspice
1 Tablespoon molasses
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
2/3 cup water
1.  Place all ingredients in a bowl.
2.  Stir to blend completely.
3.  Store in the refrigerator.