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Zucchini by itself doesn’t really have a lot of taste, but its versatility makes it a fun ingredient to cook with.  If you have a garden, with zucchini in it, you know they need lots of space!! In fact, they can literally take over your garden as our first planting did!

They’re an ideal vegetable to start with if you’re new to gardening, as they require little maintenance and they’re also relatively pest resistant. They produce delicate green & orange blossoms which are edible!  They’re generally stuffed (usually with ricotta & mozzarella mixture), battered,  and then fried. 

Definitely a delectable treat!

Tips for picking Fresh Zucchini:  Look for zucchini that are firm, have smooth skins and are heavy for their size.  This is an indication that they have a high water content which means it hasn’t dried out; hence it’s fresher then one of equal size but much lighter in weight.  Also, choose zucchini that are 7”-9” long.  Any longer, and it means they have a lot of seeds, and their skins are slightly tougher.  You can use the larger ones for shredding for zucchini bread and pancakes.

The following are zucchini recipes I experimented with:


Grilled Zucchini

Quick and easy!  If you want to take it up a notch try the grilled zucchini rollatini bites

Grilled Zucchini Rollatini Bites

Zucchini and Spinach Side Dish (Lasagna Style) 

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