July 14, 2015

When Life Gives You Farm Fresh Vegetables...

...make pasta! Last week, a friend of ours dropped off some fresh veggies from the garden. And I knew exactly what I was going to do first!!!

Aren't they pretty?
I washed them. I sliced them. And I threw them in a pan with some olive oil.
( I used squash, zucchini, peppers, and baby tomatoes.)
I had no fresh herbs, but dried Italian works just fine.
So I added that.
Meanwhile, I boiled some pasta.
Whatever I had on hand worked well.
Then I drained that pretty pasta...
and added it to those yummy veggies. I sprinkled it with fresh parmesan cheese.
And life was good.
When one is serving fresh summer veggie pasta, one must also have fresh Mixed Berry Pie, don't you think?
Me too. ; )
This pie is super simple...4 cups of berries...I used strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries....mixed with 1 cup sugar, 1/4 cup corn starch, and 1/2 tsp. cinnamon. Let that sit for half an hour. Bake in your favorite crust for 45-50 minutes at 350 degrees.
Happy Summer Eating, my friends!!!!


  1. Yum! Love fresh picked summer veggies. My dad has a wonderful garden and I enjoy shopping there.:). One day I hope to have a garden.
    And you you must have a berry pie after and healthy dinner. ;)

  2. Looks so delicious! I love veggies straight from the garden! And of course you have to have the yummy dessert that's what makes it summer, lol :-) Have a great night!


  3. Looks so good. Summer and veggies just go hand in hand.

  4. Everything looks so delicious! I want a piece of that pie! The recipe sounds super easy - I will have to give it a try.

  5. I am going to save this post. Both super yummy looking! thanks for posting these recipes!

  6. Looks delicious, we are enjoying the summer harvest from our garden at the moment it is definitely worth the hard work.

  7. Wow -- so impressive -- the pasta and the pie look delish!! Thanks for the tips!

  8. Thanks for sharing...I am so going to make that pie. Have a lovely day, Billie Jo. Blessings

  9. Yum, yum, YUM! Your fresh vegetables look oh-so-good and that pie....YES please! :) Have a blessed Wednesday, my friend. Hugs

  10. Perfect plan for those delicious fresh veggies!! Summer eats at their finest!! And that pie - well I'm adding that to my list of dishes for this weekend thank you very much. ;)

    1. Oh my gosh, that Pasta!!! So simple and easy, but something I never would have thought to do! :-( Thank you for sharing! Everything looks so yummy...Can you come cook for my family too?!?! :-)

  11. Garden fresh veggies are THE best!


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