Monday, December 27, 2010

Learn to Love Zucchinis

I read in a recent Harrowsmith edition .. "26 Skills every country dweller should have".   One of those skills was to "Learn to Love Zucchinis".  Anyone who has ever grown zucchinis knows what this means !!

The article read:  " They are prolific and it's satisfying to watch a tiny seedling grow to such mammoth dimensions, but what do you do with all those zucchinis?  Indeed, the harvest comes fast, furious and all at once.  Soon you'll be baking zucchini muffins and quick breads, adding them to casseroles and sauteing them with garlic and bacon.  But the best way to serve zucchini is also the simplest:  Slice them into coins and grill them on the barbecue.  As they cook, brush with mixture of oil, salt, pepper and garlic. 

Wanna know a secret?  Pick zucchinis when they are young, at maybe six to nine inches long.  If left to mature, they grow absolutely huge."

Note:   Zucchinis have been known to grow in your sleep !   Here's what I did with zucchinis that grew overnight !

Zucchini Relish !

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