Monday, April 30, 2012

My Zest for Zucchini

This is my zucchini plant from last year.


I love zucchini.
I miss zucchini.

I can't wait til I can plant my zucchini this year.
Store bought isn't the same.
Who knows when it was picked and so far I have not found any organic zucchini near me and since some zucchini is GMO and it is not labeled, I choose to wait for my garden zucchini.

Last year a squirrel munched on all my plants.
I had to go buy some replacement plants.
Darn squirrel!

You normally think of bunnies or deer in the garden.
But, no!
It was a squirrel.

We had to buy some squirrel corn to feed it in the spring.
Just so it would leave my plants alone.

Combines don't miss as much field corn as they used to.
What kind of crap is that?
In the past, we'd just walk the fields after harvest and get buckets of the stuff.
I guess when you pay a few hundred thousand dollars MORE for something, it is a better product.
Who knew?

Anyway, back to zucchini-

I do everything with zucchini.
Let me rephrase that, Al Penwasser.
I cook zucchini in every way possible.

I use it in pizza crust, double chocolate zucchini bread, sauteed, grilled and the list goes on and on and on and...
You get the idea.

My parents never grew zucchini when I grew up.
Mom didn't like it so I never got a chance to know it.

I guess I am making up for all those years I didn't get to eat my beloved zucchini.

Now, they grow it to sell at the farmer's market.


I'd like to thank anyone that has started following or gave my little blog a chance with a read.
It is much appreciated.
Happy A-Z!

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29 comments:

  1. I also enjoy zucchini, especially in a quinoa risotto :)

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    1. Claudia, I have not tried quinoa yet. I'm hoping to change that soon. I think it sounds great!

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  2. Zucchini and I have not been able to make friends, except maybe in zucchini bread

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  3. My daughter isn't much of a fan of it either unless it is the double chocolate zucchini bread.

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  4. oh yeah, i am looking forward to it this summer--congrats on the blog thing!!

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    1. Thank you, Lynn. In another month, it will be the time to plant for me.

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  5. Must confess I'm not wild about zucchini!
    Congrats on completing the challenge!

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    1. Paula, I don't like them as much when they are big. Some people let them get huge and they can keep them.

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    2. That's what she said.
      Oh-HO! Got ya!

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  6. I was going to jump on that line like a seagull on a box of french fries. Rats! I think you know me.
    So, I'll just go with...doesn't it grow like kudzu?
    Only it's zucchini.

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  7. I'm a fan of zucchini, too. It's so prolific I am surprised there wasn't enough for everyone!

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    1. I know what you mean. This cousin of mine is growing zucchini. It is just her and her husband and she started several plants. I keep telling her she's gonna have a ton. I don't know if she believes me.

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    2. I read in the Reader's Digest years ago that there was a nice town in New England where visitors are warned to lock their car doors. If they didn't they would end up with lots of zucchini presents!

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    3. Oh Gail! That's funny!

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  8. I love the taste of home grown Zuchini. My parents always grew fresh vegetables in India. I hope you get to grow and enjoy them.

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    1. My garden usually does pretty good, Munir. It is so nice to be able to grow your own if you can.

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  9. You're a smart woman, Ruth. I should won't tell Al Penwasser about all the things I do with zucchini. Wink.

    xoRobyn

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    1. Robyn, I am sure he'll just have to imagine. ;)

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    2. Now I'm REALLY blushing!
      And not a little bit intrigued.

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  10. Nice to meet you, Ruth. Zuchinni is a great z-word.
    We made it to the end!
    Best wishes,
    Anna
    Anna's A to Z the letter Z

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    1. Nice to meet you Anna.
      Yes, we did!

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  11. Oh please tell me how you use it in pizza crust. I would love to taste that.

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    1. http://ruth-yummystuff.blogspot.com/2011/09/zucchini-pizza-crust.html is where you can find it.

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  13. I'm just coming (yeah, Al, I said "coming") back now - to see if AlP CAME back too. Hee hee, you came back Al. I know I'm slow to join the word play, so you might not see this. But I love it when you and Ruth get going - and I mean nothing sexual!

    xoRobyn

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