Monday, July 16, 2012

Eat Your Vegetables!

Every year Avril plants a small garden in our backyard. In limited room she produces a beautiful array of goodies. Even though it is a lot of work she seems to find joy and beauty.

Avril's Garden

This year one of the biggest producers is the Zephyr Squash.  Like its cousin zucchini, it seems to grow from thumb size to baseball bat size overnight.  It tastes even better than normal zucchini and is very lovely with it's green and yellow exterior.
Zephyr Squash

In order to use up some of the bounty I concocted a special vegetarian sandwich. I named it the Grilled Provolone and Zephyr Squash  Sandwich with Onions Three Ways (grilled white onion, pickled red onion and French's French Fried Onions.) A little balsamic reduction drizzle adds a sweet tang.

Grilled Provolone and Zephyr Squash Sandwich with Onions Three Ways


Zoomie said...

Lovely, just lovely. I saw squash used another intriguing way at the Lark Creek Inn yesterday. They had shaved the squash lengthwise with a veggie peeler (when the squash were small) and served very thinly and raw as a salad. There was no dressing on theirs, but I think it would have been improved by having some dressing on it. I'll be interested to see what you come up with.

Greg said...

Zoomie- I have been using the tiny squash on Avril's daily salad. They are really sweet. I would think the would use a dressing. I seen them shaved and called a carpaccio.

Anonymous said...

Onions three ways? I'm sold. This sounds amazing. Where were you when I was still a vegetarian? LOL

Greg said...

yesteryum- Thanks for stopping by. I am so far from vegetarian but this sandwich fit the bill. I bet some grilled ham would fit right on there. :)

cookiecrumb said...

You sure are the sandwich man! Mmmm. (Ham! Yes.)

Greg said...

cookiecrumb- I do like my sandwiches :)