Monday, August 9, 2010

Getting Up to Date: Squash Patties, Blueberries, and Broccoli

I have been sick in bed with the flu for the last week and a half (and then on Thursday I ventured outside for the first time in a week to get a little fresh air and after five minutes got stung by a bee! After which event I discovered that I have a "vigorous localized reaction" to bee stings, which means it caused a very itchy, painful rash radiating away from the sting halfway down my arm and side! Not a good time!)

So, I thought I would quickly update you on what's been going on with me, aside from my lovely summer flu and bee sting.

1. While Michele was home last, we made yummy, yummy squash patties. I found the recipe on a very wonderful blog, Turkey Cookies, which is written by a Rochester woman, though we've never met. We used yellow squash for our patties and they turned out so yummy. We made two varieties - one with pepper jack cheese and one with smoked gouda - oh they we so good and got even better as leftovers! 
Yellow Summer Squash Patties with Michele
2. My friend Deb and I went blueberry picking a couple weekends ago. So fun! We picked loads of berries - and tasted loads of them as well.
My picking bucket of blueberries, very nearly full
And then I made Very Very Blueberry Jam - it is so incredibly intensely blueberry. It tastes like heaven!
Jelly jars of jam all in a row
3. Last week's Featured Square would have to hands down be broccoli. I have never seen broccoli growing, so it amazes me to see it in our garden. Beautiful heads of broccoli. Michele should be home this weekend and then we will feast - a great broccoli feast!
A beautiful head of broccoli


  1. Poor you! Flu and bee stings. Hope things get better soon. Love your Broccoli BTW.

  2. Geez...double whammy. Makes my summer cold look benign in comparison. Watch out for the bee sting. Sometimes the second sting initiates a more severe reaction. Take care.



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