Summer squash and fruit bowl

This fruit bowl uses goat milk yogurt, peaches, banana, chia seeds and ground flax 
I picked this squash at the Lawrence Family farm in Newbergh, NY. Slice into thick pieces, heat the oven to 450, cover squash with EVOO S&P and bake until they just start to look brown

Orange beet salad


To make a smaller dish, I boiled 7 beets for 20 min. In bowl whisk 2 tbsp EVOO, one tbsp honey, salt, a squeeze of oj and grated ginger. Let the beets cool and peel off the skin. Dice beets, peel and slice an orange and add to bowl. Add a cut shallot, S&P, cilantro and toasted cashew pieces.

Can serve as is or over a bowl of greens (I used spinach and the leaves from the beets)

acorn squash


One of my challenges is to make meals my boyfriend will enjoy, he’s got a sweet tooth and was brought up with southern cooking. He liked this one:

Oven to 375, half an acorn squash (remove seeds) and bake until tender (my small squash took 40 min)

While baking brown 1/2 lb of ground beef and onion. Transfer this to bowl and add two strips of cooked chopped bacon, dried cherries, and eventually squash insides. Remove squash from oven and scoop insides, leaving 1/4 inch of shell. Put insides back in shell, add some butter and bake another 15.