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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Zucchini or "Bikini" as Amara would say

Lily and Amara are trying to make the monster zucchini stand up. They were unsuccessful; however, the whole attempt delivered plenty of laughs.
We're loving being a part of our community garden. We've had lots of zucchinis, some more like the size of a watermelon! One such zucchini, we peeled and shredded and with it made 3 loaves of zucchini bread, zucchini mac and cheese, zucchini tempura, zucchini sushi, and froze 12 cups of grated zucchini. Above is a picture of that zucchini and below is the sushi.

It was a Sunday afternoon, Amara was napping, so Lily and I decided to take on the monster zucchini. We armed ourselves with the grating attachment to the salad shooter, and went to work. It took awhile, but we ended up with a good gallon of zucchini shreds.
More garden love...

The small zucchini is actually about a foot in length, but check out the monster beside it. That one is the largest yet- 10 pounds! Yes, we weighed it. I've used half of it to make a yummy zucchini parmigiana. Some of it also ended up in our garden salsa. What next???


Doralee said...

You are such a creative cook. Very talented. I'ts a shame that my nutty brother is such a picky eater. Well, hopefully he'll eat all those delish zucchini recipes.

LyndiLou said...

WOW!!! You weren't kidding when you said monster! :) My Mom posted her chocolate zucchini cake recipe on her blog! yUUUm! ;) Try it!

Kronos said...

Those are huge! I don't know if I could stand that much zucchini!