Overabundance – o·ver·a·bun·dance: a supply
or amount that is greater than required:
an overabundance of milk: surplus, excessive, excessively.
For me it means I have a big pile of something that I need to use! Like lemons, apricots, corn or plums…
It’s always a struggle to know what to do with an overabundance of a specific fruit or vegetable. This last year, I’ve been given pails of lemons, buckets of apricots, bags of corn on the cob and boxes of plums. I hate to see anything go to waste, but there’s only so much of one thing you can take, right? I think the key is to find ways to use the ingredient that are both sweet and savory.
For the lemons, that meant lemon custard, lemon orzo soup and especially lemon drop martini’s! – (just enter the word lemon and search on my website and you’ll find a dozen different recipes that use lemon!) I couldn’t believe how versatile lemons are!
Corn on the cob was transformed into grilled corn salad and a savory corn chowder.
Now this is seriously tasty!
It has a mixture of warm Moroccan spices – not spicy hot, but spicy flavorful!
I call it a stew…..but it’s so thick and rich….I’m not sure if that’s quite right…chicken, peppers, onions, chick peas, tomatoes and fresh mint combined and baked in the oven (so it’s easy too!).
OK….enough of me talking about it! If that makes your mouth water, just click here for the recipe!