Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Squash Blossoms stuffed with Mozzarella and Anchovies

Squash Blossoms stuffed with Mozzarella and Anchovies

Your mission today, should you choose to accept it, is to try to use all of the summer squash you’ve planted!

Our first garden was  planted in Stone Ridge , New York, about 25 years ago. It was a series of raised beds that we attempted to keep going on our weekends in the country.

Our greatest success was with the asparagus, broccoli, salad greens and squash. As I imagine many inexperienced gardeners do, we planted  way too many squash! After all, how much zucchini can one eat? 

I was working as a model at the time, and Isabella Rosselini and her husband at the time, John Wiederman, came for a visit with their newborn, Electra. She was overjoyed to see the abundance of blossoms taking over the garden. In that enchanting voice of hers, very reminiscent of her mother’s, told me how to prepare an Italian favorite.

So here is Isabella’s  secret family recipe. ( I’m terrible with secrets!)

Forgive my name dropping- I just thought it might encourage some people to try the anchovies. Of course, you may omit. Does she look like she's eaten a few too many here? But honestly- a beauty- inside and out!


Jodi@SimplyThisThat n.. said...

I have always wanted to try the squash blossoms! Thanks for the recipe. I don't know if I have the gumption to try the anchovies though! LOL. What a fantastic story too. And cross your fingers for me that my squash grow this year! It was a VERY wet spring and we've only had about 1 week of sunshine so far, since the garden stuff was planted. ooxx`jodi

Nancy said...

Yes, Jodi- I hear you. We had to replant the cukes, too!

Goosegirl said...

I love squash blossoms! However we don't even have any blossoms yet. Our garden is looking really pathetic. No carrots at all, the onions look like they have given up. The beets are kind of doing ok. But no squash so far.

Marnie said...

hi nancy - i just finished reading all your posts about the yummy squash dish ( l love anchoives) and the quilt market - what fun - I do have a bit of a fabric fetish so i ate it up - see you soon at the sis boom extravaganza

brigette said...

okay so i'm duly impressed with your name dropping!
i'll have to try your recipe next time i make it over to my garden.
hope your week is going well.

Sam said...

I bought some squash blossoms at a farmers’ market yesterday. I love squash blossoms. Squash Blossoms stuffed with Mozzarella is Very tempting and delicious recipe. Thanks so much for sharing.

ApachesPrincess said...

Ohhh, this one looks even more delicious than the last one and more up my alley!

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