Tempt My Tummy Tuesday…..Summer Garden Veggies

by Lisa on June 15, 2009

Quick announcement: We will be celebrating ONE YEAR OF Tempt My Tummy Tuesday on July 7th. Woo hoo! One year of wonderful recipes and foodie tips. To Celebrate TMTT’s Anniversary, Lana and I are hosting a giveaway. It will be for our FAVORITE cookbook!! I KNOW you all LOVE cookbooks. So, join us on July 7th to enter for a chance to win!


I know that my gardening friends are starting to gather their produce. How wonderful that must be…. fresh, homegrown veggies. I am a little jealous!! However, I know that once those plants start producing- you can get a little overwhelmed with the extras. I mean you can only eat so many raw veggies. Right?

Well, don’t get frustrated like this “un-happy housewife”. I have a GREAT recipe to eat right away or freeze for later. My mom shared this recipe recently. She made this Garden Harvest Cake and shared a loaf with me. It was great. It is yummy, moist, and not too sweet. You can have this as a breakfast cake or dessert.


Garden Harvest Cake

  • 1 cup (4.5 oz) all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup grated peeled Granny Smith apple (about 1 medium)
  • 1/2 cup grated carrot (about 1 medium)
  • 1/2 cup shredded zucchini
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts, toasted ( she used pecans)
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1/4 cup nonfat buttermilk
  • 2 large eggs
  • Cooking spray

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Weigh or lightly spoon flour into a dry measuring cup; level with a knife. Combine flour and the next four ingredients in a large bowl, stirring with a whisk. Add grated apple, grated carrot, shredded zucchini and walnuts (or pecans) to flour mixture and toss well. Combine canola oil, buttermilk and eggs in a small bowl, stirring with a whisk. Add egg mixture to flour mixture, stirring just until combined. Spoon batter into a 8 x 4 inch loaf pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350 degrees for 50 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes in pan on a wire rack. Remove cake from pan. Cool completely on wire rack before slicing.
(Photos from www.istock.com)


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Amy @ Finer Things June 15, 2009 at 8:15 pm

I hope to need that recipe in a few weeks! 🙂

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Brook June 15, 2009 at 8:41 pm

Thank you so much for the laugh! I burst out laughing when I saw the picture you included with this post. 🙂 I wish we could still do our hair that way!

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Pami June 15, 2009 at 9:33 pm

sounds really good I might have to visit the farmers market, I wish I had a garden!!! ooohhh cookbook how fun I collect them count me in for that giveaway.

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Deanna June 15, 2009 at 9:45 pm

The best part of summer is all the fresh veggies and fruits! My recipe today is one I made from all the fresh plums the boys and I went and picked last week at a friend's farm.

I can't believe it has almost been a year since you started TMTT! So excited to start the second year!

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Kelly the Kitchen Kop June 15, 2009 at 10:58 pm

Darn it, I accidentally posted the link to the post I used last week – can you delete the "What's wrong with breakfast cereals" one for me?

Thanks! 🙂
Going to add your link now…
Kelly

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Kelly the Kitchen Kop June 15, 2009 at 11:01 pm

One more thing – I see you use Canola oil in this recipe – have you ever just used melted butter? I've had great luck with it, and then I can avoid Canola oil or any unhealthy vegetable oils. (Have you seen my post, "Canola oil: good or bad?")

Kelly

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Hoosier Homemade June 15, 2009 at 11:11 pm

That picture is tooo funny! The cake looks yummy! Thanks for hosting!
~Liz

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Omah's Helping Hands June 15, 2009 at 11:35 pm

Loved the pic! Too cute. This sounds great, especially on cold dreary days like it's been lately. Have a great week!

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Brenda June 15, 2009 at 11:46 pm

That looks yummy and healthy!

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Susana June 16, 2009 at 12:19 am

Just joining in for the first time. Can't wait to read all the posts and see what yummy things I can find!!

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Faith June 16, 2009 at 5:05 am

That bread sounds super yummy! I love anything with apples in it (except apple pie), so I will have to try this!

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Sherry June 16, 2009 at 5:55 am

Sweet! This sounds delish! 😀 Love the pic!

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Lori June 16, 2009 at 6:16 am

Hey Lisa! This cake really does sound good…and judging by the ingredients, I think it would be moist too! 🙂
Have a great day! Love that pic! LOL!

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Emily @ Marvelous Recipes June 16, 2009 at 6:34 am

Recipe sounds great and the picture started my day off with laughter! Thanks for sharing both!

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Nanna June 16, 2009 at 7:10 am

This sounds interesting, I've had apple cake, carrot cake, even zucchini cake but don't think I've had veg & fruit mixed together lol
Helen

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Monica June 16, 2009 at 8:36 am

I have a similar recipe ,they're called good morning muffins but these sound good with the apple.I'll have to try this recipe.I'm glad I started participating in time to learn about he giveaway.Thanks for hosting!

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jsprik June 16, 2009 at 9:40 am

sry i missed last week….buster, pumpkin_seed and i went on our first vacation in like ten years!!! we went camping about 2 hours from home with some friends. it as so much fun, but i missed you!! 😉 have a great tuesday!! your recipe sounds great btw!! see ya!

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Michelle June 16, 2009 at 10:38 am

Oh that sounds good! I used to love the zucchini bread my mom made when I was growing up, and this sounds like it's definitely in the same vein. Thanks for sharing!

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Sherrie June 16, 2009 at 11:44 am

Hi!
That sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing! Mine is posted at my place, Food for Thought. Have a great day!!

Sherrie
http://100sweets.blogspot.com/2009/06/tempt-my-tummy-tuesday_16.html

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It Feels Like Chaos June 16, 2009 at 3:20 pm

Sounds yummy and so healthy!

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Alea June 16, 2009 at 4:16 pm

LOL, love the picture! I am in vegetable heaven right now. Thanks for a new recipe to use!

I am feeling really bad now about posting such an unhealthy recipe…

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Anonymous June 16, 2009 at 7:52 pm

Thanks for hosting the party. I posted "Summer Squash Salad" today. It can be made with goodies from the Farmer's Market.

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LisaShaw June 17, 2009 at 12:52 pm

thanks for sharing…

Came by to say hi and send my love.

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