Thursday, July 24, 2008

Vegetable Gardening: Zucchini

It is starting to be that time of year. The zucchini plants are beautiful and flowering daily. Their small fruits are appearing and doubling in size over night. This summer squash isn’t really a vegetable but rather a fruit. These taste green summer treats can be eaten raw or cooked in many ways. If it is a good year for zucchini you should have a stack of recipes to try and a few friends who are willing to take some off of your hands. So far I haven’t had enough to share but that could change quickly.

The few zucchinis I have picked I have just sliced into a microwavable container and added some precooked chicken sausage and rice or corn. A few minutes in the microwave and it is a wonderful summer lunch.

Some of my other favorites are:

  • zucchini pancakes,
  • zucchini bread
  • ratatouille,
  • zucchini fried with onions, mushrooms and Italian seasonings
  • grilled zucchini
  • and in soups

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