LOVE Summer Veggies & Fruits

Healthy Child, Healthy World wanted to know what is growing in everyone’s Summer gardens! Well, since we are on month 16 of our house being on the market, we didn’t plant one. 😦
BUT, E’s grandparents have an amazing garden that we’ve been enjoying this season. This is what we picked over the weekend:
I thought I had pictures of the zucchini, squash, blackberries, and tomatoes but I can’t find them.
I do have to say there is nothing better than freshly picked (organic & non-GMO) corn! I usually boil them, but this year I tried something better and this is the BEST corn I’ve ever tasted:
Best Corn recipe:
  1. Cut both ends off of the corn
  2. Do not take off the silk or leaves. Wrap in tin foil
  3. Put on a pan and bake at 400 for 20 minutes
  4. Take out, unwrap, and enjoy!
Zucchini Fries:
  1. Cut zucchini length wise into thin slivers. Then cut those in half. It should look like a french fry
  2. You should have about 1/4 of a inch slivers. Dip them into a scrambled egg. 
  3. Spray a sheet pan with organic olive oil or organic Pam
  4. In a bowl mix 1/2 a cup of whole wheat panko, 1/2 a cup of parm cheese, and a tiny amount of whole wheat flour.
  5. On a plate pour a tiny amount of the parm/panko mix and roll a zucchini fry until it is coated. Do NOT pour the whole panko mix since it is very absorbent. It will not work if it gets too wet.
  6. Place the coated zucchini fry onto the greased sheet pan
  7. Bake at 400 for 10-20 minutes. Turn half way through. Make sure they are golden brown and crispy
I have over a pound of blackberries right now. We love making cobbler and fruit pops every week. Here are 2 simple ice pop recipes:
Blackberry Pop
  1. Blend Blackberries, raspberries, blueberries, and a banana- plus 1 TB of water
  2. Pour into pop mold and freeze
Blackberry/Apple Pop
  1. Blend blackberries, blueberries, a banana, and 4 TB of applesauce
  2. Pour into pop mold and freeze
Note: I don’t ever measure the fruit and use a Bullet blender. It’s usually around 10-20 berries each. 🙂 

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