|Zucchini Tagliatelle with Mint, Cucumber and Lemon|
Today our recipe is for Zucchini Tagliatelle with mint, cucumber, and lemon. Zucchini is one vegetable that I have had no luck with this year. I planted five plants and harvested only four zucchini, before all my plants shriveled and died off. I had some kind of worm eating my plants at the base, and until this year, I did not know what it was. I’m sure all you gardeners out there are saying…"I know what it is”. Well, if you guessed cutworm you’re right! Next year I plan on using cardboard sleeves around the base of the zucchini. It should prevent the cutworm from gnawing at the base of the plant. I’m also open to any other suggestions to keep these varmints from ruining my plants. So, for this recipe I had to go to the farm stand and buy some zucchini. They were beautifully fresh and just picked. Nice to have such fresh local produce!
|Zucchini and cucumber|
This salad was just ok. The flavor reminded me of a tabouleh salad without all the delicious tomatoes and bulgur wheat! I found it to be flat and lacking flavor. Since I was the only one eating this salad in my house, I ate it three days in a row, it never got better. I'm sure it won't be finding its way back to my table anytime soon! Sorry to say this was not a winner for me! Happy Friday everyone!!
This recipe can be found in Dorie Greenspans’ cookbook "Around My French Table" or you can find it here at Epicurious. To see what other Doristas' are doing this week, you can check it our here.
|I had high hopes for this salad!|
|The colors look so pretty, but the flavor was flat!|
|I wish I could say I liked this but….|
Oh, and on another note…If you have arachnophobia you should leave this page now! I’ve had a visitor lately…he just won’t go away even though I keep sweeping his web off my deck! I watched him weave this web in about an hour…incredible!
|My resident spider…he can’t take a hint!|
|I keep sweeping his web away and the next day it’s back again!|