I am on a boat.

I am on a boat headed towards Canada.

Or at least, I will be.  By the time your are reading this.

I will be gorging myself on maple syrup, learning the ins and outs of hockey, and decidedly not putting on my bathing suit in front of every other member of the MD/PhD program (including the head of the program, his administrative assistant, and their respective families).  I will hopefully have tried poutine for the first and last time in my life and will have frequented at least two Tim Horton’s.

And then by Monday, I will be so sick of cruise food that I will be filled to the brim with the vim and vigor necessary to get my butt back in the kitchen. And start using up some of nature’s finest.  Zucchini.  Corn.  Tomatoes.

I miss them already.  And I haven’t even left.

In the meantime.  Will you take over for me?  Here are some of my favorite recipes to tide you over until I return!

Commenting will be sparse this weekend but try not to miss me too much.  I’ll be back on Monday with a killer. And I mean KILLER recipe that you do NOT want to miss!  You should put a note in your google calendars.  I’ll wait while you do so.


Linguine with Raw Tomato Sauce.  It’s supposed to be.  Um.  Not so hot in Canada.  BUT I’m sure there will be some kind of heat wave somewhere out there.  So cool off with this laughably easy and seriously delicious pasta dish.  And use heirloom tomatoes. Because I’m obsessed with them.


Sweet Corn and Wild Mushroom Soup.  Because corn won’t be this delicious forever.


Spiced Carrot and Zucchini Barley.  A middle eastern inspired side dish that would go perfect alongside a nice piece of meat.  Or throw some chickpeas into it and call it a meal!  (That’s what I would do.)


Seared Flounder with Zucchini and Toasty Garlic Mojo.  An oldie but a goodie from the days before I knew how to take pictures.  Please excuse me for that.


Linguine with Zucchini, Lemon, Capers, Pine Nuts, and Herbs.  AKA. One of the best things I’ve ever eaten.

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72 Responses to Summer Vegetable Ideas: Zucchini, Tomatoes, and Corn

  1. Oh my goodness! All of these look so good. The last one in particular hits all the right notes for me.

    Have a wonderful trip!!!

  2. Poutine is my all time favourite snack food!!!!! My clogged arteries rejoice!Have some Tim Bits and an Iced Cap at Timmies and some Maple Sugar candy and you will be bouncing off the walls all the way back to the USA.

  3. Yosha says:

    Ohhh where in Canada are you heading to? I am guessing Toronto? If ever near Ottawa make sure you give me a heads up!

    At Tim’s try a half hot chocolate half coffee (I swear they have some kind of crack in the hot chocolate!) Don’t order a mocha, they’ll add whip cream then jack up the price! Enjoy!

  4. Biren says:

    Everything looks superb! Have a great trip and do tell us all about it when you get home 🙂

  5. Kim says:

    Hope you have a great time in Canada! I love all the dishes that you shared today, but that last one…..ooo la la!

  6. newlywed says:

    The linguine and the barley look great! Enjoy your trip!

  7. Kristen says:

    Have a lovely time. Bring back some maple sugar candy. Don’t spend too much time by the buffet. Relax and be safe. We who never go anywhere will stay by our computers waiting for the killer food you tease us with.

  8. Stella says:

    Yummerz! Hope you have a nice, relaxing time, Joanna. I wish I could go to Canada so bad…

  9. elra says:

    I am still drooling looking at that sweet corn and mushroom. They all look so delicious!

  10. Pam says:

    Your dish looks and sounds delicious! Here’s hoping you have a great time on your trip!

  11. LOVE the ideas!! They all look so wonderful, your pictures are great! Have fun in Canada, I’ve never been unless you count Niagara Falls.

  12. What a great round-up of summer recipes! I just finished a tour of panzanella recipes for my blog and am ready to move on to other dishes. Have a great trip, and I can’t wait to read what you have in store when you return.

  13. You evil, evil woman! It’s Friday and I relish weekends like nobody’s business and you have me wanting the weekend to be over so I can see your KILLER recipe.

    Enjoy your Canadian cruise!

  14. janet says:

    Hey Joanne,

    I am not sure where you are going… but Toronto looks to be rainy this weekend. 🙁

    Love your round-up of seasonal food. 🙂

  15. Amy says:

    You really weren’t kidding. A cruise to Canada, for school. I want to know the assignment? Several years ago (when I had a real job, ahem) my department scheduled a mandatory Friday excursion on some patio boat. So I had to hang out with a bunch of co-workers (who I couldn’t stand) and my boss (who I loathed)…in bathing suits. It was horrific.

    You’ll, at least get good food. Cruise food is good. Let’s just hope you don’t get sea sick and puke it all up. I’ve done that too. Pleasant.

    See you when you get back! Happy trails.

  16. Eliana says:

    Thanks for sharing these gems. And have fun while you’re on the boat!

  17. Have fun on your cruise, Joanne. I definitely remember gorging myself with food on my cruise a few years back and desperately missing simpler, healthier food. It’s fun while you’re there though :).

  18. Katerina says:

    Have a nice trip. Enjoy yourself and forget all your obligations for these few days. We will be waiting for you to come back and tell us all about it with your beautiful, unique way!

  19. Tim Horton’s you say? I’d recommend a GIANT box of the sour cream Tim Bits. I think about them at least three times every day. Safe travels, Joanne! 🙂

  20. I love the carrot and zucchini barley dish. Have a great time in Canada!

  21. Mo Diva says:

    how can you leave me with all this food porn?
    Oh, the abandoment!
    have fun in canada eh

  22. Swathi says:

    Have great time in Canada, I love all these vegetables.

  23. Suman Singh says:

    I hope you a have great time in Canada..love all these summer veggies and the dishes you have shared today especially the last one..super yummy!

  24. pajamachef says:

    wow, these all look great!! 🙂 enjoy your trip!

  25. Enjoy yourself. We appreciate your thinking of us and plan to enjoy ourselves.

    I really, had fun going through these recipes and saying, “yes” to each one.

  26. Satya says:

    all dishes looks mouthwatering …have a gr8 time in canada


  27. Ameena says:

    I wish I was on a boat headed to Canada…I love Canada! I am a Canadian despite not having lived there for years.

    Have a great time! I am looking forward to your killer post on Monday. 🙂

  28. There was a lot of zucchini in that post. Lots of delicious looking zucchini. Hope you’re enjoying your little weekend cruise! Sounds like an awkward party with all those PhDs in there. But I’m not judging 😉

  29. Radhika says:

    Have fun gal and I will wait for that killer recipe. Meanwhile let me drool over these dishes

  30. Beth says:

    Holy cow! First of all, Canada is fun. Enjoy! Secondly, the corn and mushroom soup is about the prettiest thing I’ve seen all day. And the linguine with zucchini and lemon needs to get in my mouth. NOW! Enjoy your holiday 🙂

  31. Have a wonderful mini-vacay – love cruises!!

  32. Thanks for sharing the goodies before you go off and have a lovely holiday! Hope you have fun!

  33. Raina says:

    I hope you have a wonderful time. Great line up of recipes. Looking forward to that recipe when you get back:)

  34. Have an awesome time on your cruise! I’m going on one on Sunday to Alaska. 😀 Hope you find some good poutine!

  35. Julie says:

    gah have fun!!!! p.s. you totally won my cedar’s giveaway 🙂 as if that would make the cruise even funner and as if funner is a word..

  36. Velva says:

    This is quite the delightful meal that you left us with while cruising through Canada.
    Enjoy your time away. We will be here when you return, and we will be hungry.

  37. Shannon says:

    don’t have too much fun with your mdphd crew 😉

  38. Martha (MM) says:

    As usual lately I’m doing my weekend catch up – hope you have a great time Joanne and I’ll be sure to stay tuned for Monday’s recipe 🙂

  39. girlichef says:

    Yum! you’re so considerate to leave us with so much to drool over!!! Have a blast woman =)

  40. Victoria K. says:

    Have a great trip!! These dishes look yummy 🙂

  41. Great veggie dishes! Have a fun trip!

  42. Chef Dennis says:

    as usual incredible images!!! thanks for sharing them with us! I hope you have a great time on the cruise, you certainly deserve to!

  43. This looks so fresh, summery, and delicious! Have a wonderful weekend and a blast on the boat 🙂 🙂


  44. You pretty much summed up Canada in those first few paragraphs…Ah, I miss Tim Hortons. And fresh, pure snow. Not NYC snow, but real, waist deep, I-wanna-go-snowshoeing-in-the-woods snow. And poutine. And maple syrup. And all the hot men wathcing hockey. My mom’s family lives in Canada and I like it. A lot. I hope you’re having fun on your trip! I too would be muy embarrassed to wear a swiumsuit in front of my bosses/teachers/coworkers. Very weird.

    I have a summer squash and two ears of sweet corn from the farmer’s market that are begging to be used in some of these recipes. I reallllllly want to try the soup. I kind of suck at home made soup though….

  45. sweetlife says:

    Have fun, great recipes….I’m jotting down on my calendar, can’t wait


  46. tigerfish says:

    Enjoy your trip, lady 🙂

  47. Enjoy your trip, have a nice fun filled weekend…

  48. Debinhawaii says:

    Have a fabulous time! 😉

  49. Can’t wait to hear where in Canada your cruise took you! Have a great time! I’ve made the note on my Google calendar to watch for that killer recipe 😉

  50. Dana says:

    I hope you are not reading this comment and instead are having a fabulous time! Enjoy because you deserve it!

  51. teresa says:

    how fun! enjoy your trip, soak up some canadian culture and we’ll look forward to your return. it’s so beautiful up there!

    love the dishes, they all look so healthy!

  52. Welcome to Canada! Don’t worry, the East Coast is cooler than Ontario, and even we have had a bit of a reprieve the last couple of days.
    I think it has actually been hotter here than NY this year. :/
    Have a great time! Eat some poutine for me. Hey, I should make some at home sometime.. with sweet potatoes just for you..

  53. sophia says:

    You’re on a CRUISE? That’s freaking awesome, but not so awesome for the boat. Between the two of us, we’ll eat the buffet dry. Have a fab time, Joanne!

  54. Julie says:

    Hope you have a great time! Watch out for those crazy canadians hehe.

  55. Lori says:

    Hooray for your trip! Have an awesome time! We have yet to travel to Canada. I will certainly be trying poutine and putting myself into a sugar coma via maple syrup once we make it there. 🙂

  56. Cristie says:

    Enjoy Canada, can’t wait for the recipe. Maple syrup is to die for . . . enjoy every minute up there.

  57. Kelsey says:

    sorry but im going to miss you either way 🙁
    umm of course ur gonna love CANADA, but im bias, so yea. haha. i just bought some fresh corn, tomatoes, and zuchinni among other things at the farmers market. mmm who knew u could turn something so fresh and simple into something so tasty. o wait, ur joanne, of course its possible!! <3


  58. Kelsey says:


  59. A nice summery round-up!
    Enjoy your holiday and have some fun!


  60. Foodjunkie says:

    Sounds like fun. Enjoy yourself and come back with more zucchini, corn and tomato ideas!

  61. Have fun! Your photos are so beautiful!

  62. yepiatethat says:

    I am obsessed with corn soups … looks delicious, will be making this one soon!

  63. Faith says:

    I love your uses for summer veggies! I can’t wait to see your post on Monday, I’m sure it will be fantastic! I hope you have an amazing time!

  64. Reeni says:

    Hope you’re having a great time on your cruise! Miss ya!

  65. I hope you had a great time on your trip, I can’t wait to hear about it!

  66. Kerstin says:

    Hope you have a great trip Joanne 🙂

  67. Have fun in Canada.. I can’t wait for Monday (oops that’s like in a few hours) so well then, I hope you had fun in Canada hahah… waiting for the Killer post..

  68. MaryMoh says:

    You are really gorging yourself with all the healthy food before you go…haha. Hope you enjoy your trip. Joanne, we can wait for your return for more wonderful recipes and your interesting stories 😀

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