Tuesday, June 29, 2010

These become....

Ah, the season of zucchini and berries. Such delightful summer treats that you can't wait to get your first taste of and then by summer's end, you don't know what else to do with it - well, at least the zucchini.

Fresh raspberries...

boiling in the pot, waiting for just the right moment..

to become fresh raspberry sauce to put over ice cream, pancakes, waffles, or whatever your heart desires.

And the zucchini becomes the first of many zucchini pies of the summer. This quick recipe is always a hit at summertime cookouts! Easy to make and quite adaptable to add other goodies into the recipe.
3 C. grated zucchini
1 C. grated cheese - your choice, but hard cheeses work best
4 eggs
1 medium onion chopped
1/4 C. vegetable oil
1 C. bisquick - lowfat works too
salt and pepper to taste
Mix all together and bake in a 350 degree oven in a greased casserole dish or glass pie plate for approx. 45 minutes
Now the great part of this recipe is you can add all kinds of goodies if you like. You may have to adjust your baking time a little depending on your additions.
I've done this with cubed ham, other veggies, and different spices added to the basic recipe and they are all good!
It's a quick week night dish and a slice of this with a small salad makes a nice, light dinner.
So, if you're looking for 101 things to do with zucchini, add this one to the list.


  1. We've not had the "gift" of any zucchini, but I know we will and I can't wiat!! I would also enjoy one of raspberries which are another one of my favorites--Actually "berry" anything is a favorite! :-)
    We have a lot of wine berries right now--Do you do anything with them? We had about 10 minutes of rain here too on Monday--I wish it would have taken an afternoon to fall rather than all at once, it dried up in no time!

  2. We aren't big fans of zucchini, but your raspberries look absolutely delicious! :)

  3. Thanks for the recipe Toni - definitely one to try out. Lovely raspberries too. We're eating strawberries every day - delicious with spoonfuls of creme fraiche.


  4. What gorgeous raspberries. I have never had zucchini pie but I think I will have to try it. I love tomato pie also.

  5. That look delicious! Now I know what to do with all of my zucchini.

    I'm really hoping now that I get some raspberries this fall.

  6. What a great way to use up zucchini! I planted two this year instead of four, and am hoping this will help me keep my sanity through the summer and fall...

  7. 'Member when you said I was going to have a lot of zucchini? I think I have too many plants, because they are rotting on the vine before getting very big! But it could be the lousy cool weather we're having. Summer should officially start this weekend, however. Someone once told me that summer in Oregon starts Fourth of July weekend, and that it's like someone flipped the switch on summer.

  8. I have never grown zucchinis, but think I will give it a try next year. The pie looks delicious, thanks for sharing the receipe.

    And the raspberries look great! I love them, and I look forward to the berries in autumn.