Summer Recipe Swap

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red_polkadotKathy from Kathy's Cottage is having a Summer Recipe Swap today. So please stop by Kathy's Cottage to visit all of the people swapping summer recipes today.

One of my favorite markets is called Wilson Farms located in Lexington, Massachusetts. The market is filled with beautiful produce, gorgeous flowers, baked goods and meat. I have many cookbooks but my favorite cook book is from Wilson Farm.

I chose a seasonal recipe for asparagus


Blanch in boiling, salted water for 5 to 8 minutes
2 cups aspargus cut into 3/4 inch lengths
Drain well
Cook until soft 2 tablespoons finely chopped onion in 1 tablespoon butter

Beat together
6 eggs
1/3 cup heavy cream
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
Add onions and butter

Melt over medium-low heat in 10" shallow ovenproof pan 1 1/2 to 2 tablespoons butter
Pour in egg mixture
Cook on burner until eggs begin to set 3-4 minutes
Arrange asparus in single layer over eggs

Bake at 425 about 5 minutes until almost done
Cover with 1 to 1 1/2 cups shredded muenster cheese
Return to oven. Cook 5 to 10 munites longer until eggs are puffed and the cheese is melted
Serve immediately.

Serves 6

How about a Watermelon Salad

1/2 watermelon cut into cubes
1 log goat cheese
1 bunch basil, thinly sliced (reserve some sprigs for garnish)
1 bunch scallions, chopped

Mix watermelon, basil, and scallions, then place in a bowl.
Sprinkle with goat cheese (add what you like, but I like lots)
Garnish with basil sprigs.

Serves 4

The Wilson Farm Country Cookbook is by Lynne C. Wilson and everything is good in the book. Mine is stained on all my favorite recipe pages, so I thought I would include my favorite recipe here too for Pumpkin Muffins. Although it isn't exactly seasonal, I always use canned pumpkin and these muffins are sooo good I make them all year 'round.

Super Oven

Pumpkin (Winter Squash) Muffins

1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup of sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon clove
1 egg, beaten
4 tablespoons butter or margarine melted and cooled
1/2 cup milk
3/4 cup pumpkin or squash, cooked and mashed

Sift the flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and clove into a large mixing blow. In another bowl, mix together the remaining ingredients. When thouroughly mixed, stir the milk mixture into the dry ingredients. Stir only until the dry ingredients are moistened. Do not beat. Spoon into well greased muffin pan.

Makes 8 large muffins.

Now please stop by Kathy's Cottage to collect all the wonderful recipes being shared today.

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The song for this post is Give Me The Simple Life.
Kathleen Grace said...

What a gorgeous market! These recipes sound just wonderful, I can't wait to give them a try. With all our farm fresh eggs the frittata sounds like a great choice:>) Thanks Karen!

Beverly said...

Karen, that frittata sounds delicious. We are an asparagus loving family.

I don't know that I have had a watermelon salad, so I will have to try this. We have a wonderful source for fresh goat cheese at our farmer's market.

And, what could be better than pumpkin muffins.

Gone said...

WOW, such wonderful recipes!! I'll have to try a few!! Any samples? LOL!!!


Eleanor said...

Yes, give me the simple life too. Somehow I have been rushing around all day - to the office (I work from home but have to go on campus at least once a week), sending emails, filling the car with petrol before the next petrol increase, drawing money at the ATM etc etc! I once enjoyed that lovely watermelon salad at a 'braaivleis' (SA barbeque) and so I was delighted to find the recipe on your blog today. Love Eleanor

Teri said...

Oh wow, all these recipes sound wonderful, and I don't even like to cook! :) but now I need too. Thank you!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I love fritatta's -- wonderful for breakfast lunch or dinner.



Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

YUMMMMMYYYYY~I love asparagus and frittatas....sounds like a wonderful recipe. And the watermelon recipe sounds so refreshing!

Anonymous said...

That frittata recipe will be on our dinner table one nite this week! Yum

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

Yummy!!!! Hugs...Mary

Natasha Burns said...

Oh yummy recipes Karen! I'm trying out new ones from the new Weight Watchers cook book just released here, they're my little cooking bibles!
Loved your mad tea party, your alice and bunny are wonderful!

Donna said...

Mmmmmm, some good recipes! I must try the watermelon salad. Sounds yummy!

tea time and roses said...

Hello Karen!

The recipes sounds wonderful, thanks so much for sharing them! Watermelon salad sounds fabulous to me,for watermelon is simply my favorite fruit! Thanks again Karen and have beautiful weekend!