Sunday, May 23, 2010

Coming Soon to a Garden Near You

zucchini 0710 (3) This post may seem a little early in the veggie season, but zucchini bountyvery soon nearly every gardener will have has an overflow of that well-known summer favorite, zucchini.

Last summer (like so many others) the Frog & PenguINN mini-farm produced a zucchini overflow, courtesy of Grenville’s ambitious planting. Thankfully, he has since learned that a household of two people doesn’t require six zucchini plants in addition to patty pan, butternut and yellow  squash and other veggies.squash-pattycake 0628squash butternut 0628 squash-yellow 0628 

Aside from using it in lots of summer dishes, including pasta, saut├ęs, and salads, there was STILL a lot of zucchini left over. After awhile, the neighbors would hide when Grenville tried to give them some. Then, he ever tried leaving it on back porches – even OURS. Soon, folks starting claiming they didn’t like zucchini. IMAGINE THAT!

Just as Grenville found out we had too much zucchini, I learned that zucchini  does not freeze well – something about all that water content. OK, zucchini bread is always an option, but let’s be honest, it gets tiresome fast. Popular belief (mine too) holds that everything (yes, even zucchini) tastes better when - CHOCOLATE is involved. Since it’s almost THAT time to think about zucchini, and what to do with any excess produce — here’s a favorite F&P recipe posted last January for Chocolate Zucchini Bread. choc zucchini bread (7)This loaf was baked and frozen last fall. We’re going to enjoy some later today with ice coffee (cold milk is also good).


Reclusive Hermit said...

Chocolate Zuc's!!!!!! Is it time yet????? Is it time yet??????

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Time to defrost one from last season until this year's crop is ready!

Ginnie said...

Thanks so much for commenting on my blog. I love to have new blogger friends and I will try the zucchini bread. When I have more time I am going to go back over your entries and it looks like you have more great recipes.
Welcome to the blogger world. I love it.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...
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Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Nice to hear from you, Ginnie. We're enjoying a chocolate zucchini loaf that was made and frozen last summer. It's delicious with a morning cup of coffee and a bowl of fresh fruit - best way to eat veggies (or anything) is with chocolate! We really ejoy our blog and it's especially nice to meet blogger friends. I look forward to reading more of your posts too!

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