Blossoms!

With the sudden onslaught of warm weather, the garden is starting to burst with blossoms. The peas, beans, cucumbers, squash, and tomatoes are all showing off their beautiful yellow and white flowers. Coming soon: squash blossoms! Once they get large enough to stuff full of goat cheese and saute with olive oil, salt and pepper, we’ll see how many actually make it to adulthood.

The peas are blossoming and some pods are already starting to grow.

The peas are blossoming and some pods are already starting to grow.

The blossom at the end of that little squash should get to be about four or five inches long. Filled with goat cheese, it is a delicious snack.

The blossom at the end of that little squash should get to be about four or five inches long. Filled with goat cheese, it is a delicious snack.

Cucumber blossoms

Cucumber blossoms

Lima bean blossoms

Lima bean blossoms

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3 Comments »

  1. Dana said

    Could please you share the squash blossom stuffed with goat cheese recipe? I think mine are large enough to try this recipe!

    • kevinhackler said

      Sure! It’s really easy. Unravel your blossom and pinch off the stamen (the little pollen covered spike in the middle of the flower). Then, fill the blossom with fresh goat cheese – enough so that the petals can still wrap around and envelop the cheese entirely. Season with salt and pepper. Toss the stuffed petals in the freezer for about twenty minutes or so – long enough so the goat cheese hardens and doesn’t try to melt out the second it hits the pan. While you’re waiting, heat a saucepan or cast iron skillet to medium/medium-high with a thin layer of olive oil in the bottom. Before tossing in the stuffed blossoms, dredge them in flour, shake, then place them on the hot oil. Sear each side until golden brown. Remove, place on paper towels to drain and season again with a touch more salt and pepper and you’re done! Hope this helps and good luck!

  2. Dana said

    Oh my! I can not wait to try them. Thank you for taking the time to walk me through the recipe! I will report in a few days time!

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