Sunday, August 16, 2009

All Summer Has to Offer

Here is your obligatory summer garden Zucchini Bread. I made it a bit different though, this is a really moist and flavourful version.

Do you want the recipe? Ok then, here goes:

4 cups grated zucchini
6 fl. oz. milk
8 oz. almond flour
8 oz. butter
8 oz. bread flour
6 oz. sugar
2 oz. treacle
Zest of 1 lrg. lemon
1 tsp. baking powder
2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 c. maramalade

Cream the butter with the sugars. Alternate the remaining ingredients (except zucchini and marmalade) until incorporated. Then, fold in the zucchini. Butter and flour 2 loaf pans. Fill pans and bake at 350 deg for about a 45 minutes, or until bread pulls away from the side of the pan and is firm and browned on the top. Heat marmalade in a small pan on a cooktop. Glaze the top of the bread and let cool.

I put two loaves in the oven and got two loaves out- Magic!

Here is a lovely braised pork roast that was studded with garlic and jalapeno. It was then adorned with a creamy Sauternes wine and mushroom reduction sauce. The side dish is a mixed variety of new potatoes and green beans sauteed in bacon lardons. I garnished this dish with salad tomatoes.

To make the reduction sauce get a lrg. pan and swirl in a bottle of wine with a bouquet garnet. Cook away the alcohol. Then add 1 quart mushroom broth, cook to reduce until half. Then add a pint of warm cream and reduce until nappe' (coat the back of a spoon and run a line through with your finger, if it holds the form of the line it is nappe'.) Mount with 2 tsp. of butter and stir.


Sound check!

Dubskin is a Reggae band I saw open for Buckethead a few years ago. They were brilliant! They played for Bohemian Nights at New West Fest in downtown Fort Collins this year. I eagerly awaited to see them again. They have a free concert coming up too, Aug 20th at 8pm at the Aggie, to release their new album.

Since you can see how vibrant they are but not hear them through pictures, here is a link with sound clips and more info about them:


  1. Looks like you had a great weekend.
    I hope this one is going to be as good as the last one was.

  2. Looks like fun, and makes me miss foco ;-)

  3. It looks so yummy...I want to make some soon. :o)
    Have a great weekend, Marcie !