Tuesday Treasures : Finches and Food

I have Niger Seed sock bags on the two pines in the front of my front porch. The finches enjoy those but I have yet to get a picture because if I am sitting down out there the view is not right, and if I stand up or come out the door, the finches fly away.

I did spot one on the sunflowers in the back and when I went outside he flew around, played peek-a-boo on the trumpet vine, and then did stay still for a few seconds.

Goldfinch Collage

It’s nice to see what’s growing in my little garden and come into the house with some veggies to wash and eat later.

veggies just picked from the garden

I do love fried zucchini. I know of two methods.  Either I dip the zucchini in egg first, then use a mixture of bread crumbs, corn meal and flour, or I flour it first, and then dip it in egg.  This zucchini was cooked with the second method and then simply lightly salted and peppered and dusted with Parmesan. I use a minimal amount of olive oil…just enough to get me by.

fried zucchini and tomatoes

Tomato season has begun. Oh, there is nothing like fresh garden tomatoes, is there…either from your own or the local farmer. Time to enjoy while it lasts :)

You might also enjoy : Tuesday Treasures : Goldfinches Galore ( much better goldfinch photos :)  or  The Crabapple Trees

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9 Responses to Tuesday Treasures : Finches and Food

  1. Joyce says:

    Your photo of the little finch in flight is breathtaking! What a cutie! I have been made more aware of what is going on at my feeder and birdbath because of your posts. The other day I observed a cute little brown chickadee flitting about in the bath while his buddy sat in the bush alongside, just observing. Perfectly beautiful balance and heartwarming scene! But I don’t have your skill behind the lens so I had to enjoy it with my eyes only!

  2. Karen says:

    I put bird seed out in the winter but not so much in the summer because we leave sometimes for weeks on end. I love your flowers. I love your garden – hope it is doing better than mine!

  3. Grandma Kc says:

    I do love fried zucchini and nothing could be better than zucchini picked from your own garden — it doesn’t get any fresher or any better. Eat some for me! Love your finch!

  4. Alas, our zucchini has succumbed to the squash borer. :-( I love our zucchini sauteed with a little parmesan cheese sprinkled on top at the end … let it melt and serve. Yum! We are starting to get tomatoes … in fact, as soon as I finish up online, I need to go check to see if any are ready to pick today.

    I love your pictures of that finch!

  5. Lorrie says:

    Beautiful finch photos. They are such bright little birds. Your fried zucchini looks wonderfully tasty. We are still waiting for tomatoes to ripen here – a few more weeks, I’d say. But we’re enjoying zucchini in the meantime.

  6. Vickie says:

    I’ve got to plant a small veggie garden next year so I can enjoy produce right from our yard. Your zucchini looks delish!

    Great photos of the birds!!

  7. sally says:

    How nice that you garden! I like zucchini also but for some reason forget to buy it. I’ll have to put it on a list and use your ways to cook. :)

  8. Judy says:

    I am waiting for my first “real” tomato!! And my first ear of sweet corn. I do love the real stuff from the garden–the local garden, not the ones in California or Honduras.

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