Hello old friends! I simply cannot believe July has come to an end already. Lots of things have been happening lately and we’ve been busy with private chef work as usual in then summer. Last Sunday we took a much needed pause during the heat wave to slow down and celebrate the summer produce coming into season in our garden and from the local farms. As we are still in planning and preparation mode for creating our dream garden on our new property we made a few temporary garden beds to grow edible flowers, and some fruits and veg. The winter squash patch exploded and is quickly taking over the entire space. There are dozens of delicate golden squash blossoms everywhere and I have been wanting to make fried stuffed squash blossoms with them since they started popping up through the sea of squash leaves.
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If you haven’t had the chance to try fried squash blossoms you simply must make it a priority this summer. They are delicate and creamy, crunchy and absolutely delicious. I made an easy tofu ricotta with coconut milk for creaminess and fresh herbs for flavor. Stuffing the delicate blossoms can be tricky but I found using a piping bag was the easiest way to avoid ripping the petals. If you don’t have piping bags you can use a food storage bag, and if you are trying to eliminate plastic you can make a parchment paper cone to use a piping bag.
Everything Is Better in a Taco
Once the squash blossoms are filled they are dipped in a quick and easy batter then deep fried to a crispy golden brown. As with all fried foods, these are best eaten right away. While they are amazing on their own I urge you to go the extra step and tuck them into homemade soft flour tortillas, with avocado, summer veggies, pickled onions and spicy coconut crema for the most amazing summer garden inspired dish you may ever have to pleasure to devour. These tacos were so freaking good. Treat yo self!
If you can get your hands on squash blossoms you must give these babies a try. Gather your friends and have a taco party! Happy Summer!
Prop Love: The beautiful embroidered linens you see here were a gift from the lovely folks at Coral & Tusk. The quality and craftsmanship of their pieces are truly amazing. The fruit runner and lemon tea towel are from their new Fruits Collection. Ceramics from Facture Goods and Chloe May Brown.