In our garden, the tomatoes aren’t doing so well. We are getting some, but not like last year. The heat stress is causing them to die or come up with dark spots.
The good news is, our other vegetables have been fruitful and we haven’t had to buy many at the grocery store. Below is Swiss chard with a few tomatoes.
There are some flowers that grow in our garden as well. Can you tell from the below photos what kind they are?
On the Food Network and Cooking Channel, I’ve seen chef’s cook and eat these flowers before, so I decide to give it a try.
We stuffed them with seasoned ricotta cheese, dipped them in egg and flour, then fried them.
Holy Cow were they delicious. I must admit though, the flower itself didn’t have much flavor, so the cheese made the dish (sorry I didn’t get enough photos to show the inside).
You probably figured out what flowers we cooked and ate, but in case you didn’t, they grow on the plant with the below vegetable.
Now ‘dat’s a zucchini, am I right? Zucchini flowers are quite edible and our garden has dozens of them. We’ve fried them a few times now, and tried different fillings like Philadelphia cream cheese and mozzarella.
Have you ever tried to cook an usual dish? If so, what was it and how did it turn out? If you haven’t cooked one, what unusual dishes have you eaten?