Cooking with Indiana vegetables

The fresh fruit in the summer is awesome up here in Michigan but nothing is better than Indiana vegetables!  Luckily for me, my dad grows a large garden full of produce every year and so every time I see them in the summer I get to make garden requests.  This year, we have had cucumbers (pickle size), lettuce, spinach, zucchini, yellow cherry tomatoes, roma tomatoes, large red tomatoes, sweet corn, and eggplant.  I have made a lot of recipes so far with this selection but this last week has been really fun with zucchini, eggplant and tomatoes in season!  Earlier in the week, I made gazpacho with Indiana tomatoes, cucumber and zucchini.  Tonight, I made a casserole with Indiana tomatoes, zucchini and eggplant.  I have posted the recipes below in case you are interested.

This first picture is the Pioneer Woman’s Gazpacho but this is what this recipe will look like unless you peel all of the vegetables.  The one below it is a gazpacho I made 3 years ago…I love to garnish!


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