A super simple south Indian-ish summer squash recipe that is full of savory, spicy, tangy, and sour flavors.
South Indian-ish Summer Squash

The thing about compiling squash recipes for the zucchini-pocalypse that comes around every summer is that you really can never have too many in your corner.

Squash is just so versatile! And cheap.

It’s impossible not to buy pounds of it at a time. Just try. I dare you.

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Carbonara meets primavera in this vegetarian pasta all’ortolana which is filled with zucchini and tossed with an egg-based sauce that is thick, creamy, and completely indulgent.
Pasta all'Ortolana

When I woke up this morning my blog was in some sort of WordPress update limbo, showing the dreaded “White Screen of Death”, so that pretty much took years off my life.

I have no idea how/what/why fixed it (or if it’s even fixed?!?! may just be an illusion), but now it seems to be working so let’s just cross our fingers and hope it was some sort of short-lived glitch.

For a long time my blogging mantra has been “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix (or update) it” resulting in a total backlog of wordpress updates that I (reluctantly) allowed my host to do this weekend. Why that resulted in my site white-screening and then randomly working again, WE WILL NEVER KNOW.

Oh how I hate the technical side of blogging. It’s like some sort of coding black hole that I know nothing about.

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A blueberry breakfast crumb cake that’s practically bursting with berry flavor and the best way to wake up in the morning.
Blueberry Breakfast Crumb Cake

I’m trying to write this while listening to a lecture on diabetes management, WELCOME TO THE IRONY OF MY LIFE.

Basically I tell people not to eat cake all day…and then I come home and eat cake.

It totally makes sense. Really.

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A refreshing heirloom tomato salad with watermelon, feta, and pistachios. It’s topped off with a simple red wine vinaigrette and is a perfect light meal on a warm day.
Heirloom Tomato Salad with Watermelon, Feta, and Pistachios

The list of “don’ts” this summer feels like it far outweighs the “dos”. I’m trying not to find it disheartening that we won’t have any lazy summer days of heading to the playground so Remy (and we) can play in the sprinklers, no spur of the moment trips to the Central Park Zoo (ahem, PUBLIC BATHROOMS).

Even small (masked) bbqs in our parents’ backyards feel incredibly stressful to me, as I have to remind the adults to PUT YOUR MASK ON far more often than I do my 4 year old, who somehow seems to get it way more than her grandparents do.

On the flip side we are (knock on wood) healthy, have childcare for the summer figured out (don’t ask me about September, mmkay), and have a whole season of summer produce still to consume. WE CAN DO THIS. One day at a time.

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