Thursday, August 2, 2018

Quick Delicious Zucchini Cakes from Ted Morrow

So this is what greeted me one writing morning... :)

My grandson Logan built this guy and wanted him to keep me company when I got up to write. How stinkin' adorable is this mega transformer??? He's about 1 foot and a half tall... so an imposing figure!

Hi, I'm Ruthy.... and I'm a writer. And a mom, grandma, farm lady, baker... We all wear a lot of hats, don't we? And how wonderful to be healthy enough to do that!

This is jam making time on the farm.

And mum-growing.... they're coming right along! This is me, keepin' it real....

And the local geese are raising their families quite nicely... and stopping traffic!

There were over sixty geese marching step by step... single file... across this road at the back of a college campus. How funny is this???

So life is busy, fun, crazy and altogether normal up here on the farm... but I got a sweet note from one of my readers, Ted Morrow. Ted's from the heartland and every now and again he sends me recipes... and they're always good, but this one is a new family favorite!

He got the recipe from a magazine and I'm not sure which one, but I'm going to print it here and hope I don't get arrested or something.

We double it so that we have a plate full of these to snack on. Yes. They're that good!

Zucchini Cakes

2 cups shredded zucchini
3 eggs (the recipe calls for two, we like three better)
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup Mozzarella cheese
2 teaspoons Montreal Chicken seasoning (or any great zesty seasoning) (this was a Ruthy addition)
1/4 cup chopped sweet onion
Salt and pepper to taste....

Mix all together.

Heat griddle with 2 tablespoons olive oil.

Drop batter onto hot griddle. Flatten slightly. Fry until browned. Flip. Repeat... fry until browned.

Lift off and enjoy!

I don't have words to tell you how happy these make us. We eat them straight and make sandwiches out of them and sprinkle them with salt and pretend they're haute cuisine because they make us that happy. And I took pics but they're in my camera... and I can't find the little cord! Oops! Maybe by Thursday, darlings??? :)

We've got our produce stand open for business with veggies, jams, breads and smiles! It's always so nice to see customers again... and meet new ones!

And in the middle of all of this is this new release from Love Inspired Books, available nationwide as shown by this pic of Erica Vetsch holding the book in Bradford, Virginia! Thank you for sending the picture, Erica!!!

Available Nationwide right now... the beautiful first book of my new "Shepherd's Crossing" series, a great bunch of westerns set in western Idaho.  Convenient Link to Amazon Right Here!     

With her family in disgrace, Lizzie Fitzgerald never imagined she’d end up at an Idaho ranch. Fortunately, she’s working with horses she loves—even if it means dealing with her old sweetheart Heath Caufield. The widowed father of an adorable boy, Heath hasn’t forgiven Lizzie for their past. But even a stubborn cowboy can’t stop the heart’s ability to forgive...or love again.

I am busily working on the 4th book for this wonderful series... # 2 comes out in November and #3 in December... and #4 will be next spring. I love, love, love writing Westerns, so this is like a perfect match... and that's never a bad thing!

Back to farm work, watering mums and starting to set up for Fall Extravaganza.... And sending you blessings!

Multi-published, award-winning author Ruth Logan Herne is running from this to that on their pumpkin farm in Western New York, and having a wonderful time because she ignores the crazy overstuffed garage and basement... she'll clean those later! Right now there are flowers to raise and books to write and grandkids to love on! First things first! Visit her at, friend her on Facebook or follow her on Twitter... she's always happy to meet you!


  1. I can tell why these zucchini cakes are a family favorite! I've tried making something similar once, but they didn't turn out well. This recipe has a much different blend of ingredients. Yes, I'll have to try them!

    Congratulations on the multiple releases! I love your westerns. :-)

  2. I have to say, Ruthy, at the word "cake" I was expecting something sweet, not savory. But these sound really good. I might need to give them a go. However, I won't mention the word zucchini around my guys, so shh.

    I'm almost finished reading Her Cowboy Reunion. I only allow myself to read at night when I crawl into bed, so it takes me longer. But if I read during the day I'd never get anything done, including writing. I am loving this story, though. Zeke is adorable and I love the way he talks. I'm looking forward to the rest of the series, too.

  3. Ha! I'm like Mindy, I was expected a sweet cake but I'm thinking I'd love these too. And now that zucchinis are in season I'll have to think about making a chocolate zucchini cake...if I can find the recipe!

    Love your writing buddy! Hope he brought you lots of hero inspiration. :-)

  4. That makes three of us expecting something sweet. I get zucchini chocolate chip muffins at the farmer's market, so I was envisioning something like that.

    But who wouldn't love zucchini and cheese? Oh, YUM! And from someone who appreciates your books, no less.

    Ted Morrow's Zucchini Cakes for the win!

    Dashing bandana by the way, and I love that your grandson built a transformer to keep you company. How sweet!

  5. I was expecting a sweet treat, too! Guess you know how my mind works! LOL I'll have to try these, Ruthy. Good luck with the farming and the new release, busy lady!