Saturday, August 17, 2019

It's Zucchini Season #Recipe @PegCochran

It's zucchini season!  Vines are full of ripening squash and gardeners are looking for new ways to cook and serve their stash.  There's nothing particularly gourmet about this "recipe" (it's more technique than recipe) but it is very tasty.  And it's a change from cutting the zucchini in circles or sticks.  And bonus! Non-zucchini eaters seem to like it this way.

You'll need:
Seasoning of your choice--I like like Herbes de Provence or Italian seasoning
A bit of olive oil for sauteing.

Trim ends of zucchini and scrub under running water with a vegetable brush.

Cut zucchini to fit the tube on your food processor.  Insert the grating blade and grate zucchini.

Heat a bit of olive oil in a pan and add zucchini.  Add a liberal dose of seasoning--I use Herbes de Provence or Italian seasoning, pink sea salt and freshly ground black pepper.

Saute until zucchini is softened slightly and thoroughly warm.  Serve and enjoy!

Amazon Reviewer:  "Peg Cochran creates engaging characters and a wonderful sense of time and place. The mystery is well plotted and full of twists. There’s a little bit of humor, a splash of romance, and great historical details."

An intrepid 1930s Manhattan socialite uncovers deadly secrets during an assignment to the Hamptons in this riveting historical cozy mystery for readers of Victoria Thompson, Anne Perry, and Rhys Bowen.

Westhampton, 1938. To the dismay of her well-to-do family, Elizabeth “Biz” Adams is quickly establishing herself as a seasoned photographer over at the Daily Trumpet. Growing more confident in her decision to pursue a career, Elizabeth is thrilled when she and her reporter sidekick, Ralph Kaminsky, are sent to Long Island to cover the story of a young maid found dead in one of the glamourous summer homes in the devastating aftermath of the Great New England Hurricane—also known as the Long Island Express.

At first it’s assumed that the young woman was caught in the terrible storm, but when a suspicious wound is found on the side of her head, the police suspect murder. The maid’s death becomes even more tragic when it’s discovered she was pregnant, and with Elizabeth and Kaminsky at the scene of the crime, the Daily Trumpet scoops all the other papers in town.

The young woman’s boyfriend emerges as the likeliest suspect. But as Elizabeth follows the story, she begins to wonder whether someone in the household of the maid’s employers might be responsible—someone who’ll stop at nothing to keep the truth about the baby’s paternity hidden.


  1. Simple and delicious. Like spirals, only homemade.

    1. My grocery store sells the spirals but the price is ridiculous!

    2. I don't find that the store ones keep well. I buy them and they already seem mushy.