Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Confessions of a New Gardner
I confess, I neglected my garden this weekend. Watered it Friday, didn't see it again until Sunday after the kids went to bed. The poor plants looked limp but then I lifted up the huge zucchini leaves and saw more than I knew what to do with.
We came out Monday morning with a basket to collect the harvest and this is what we had!
Five HUGE zucchini and one good sized cucumber. And I picked another of each this morning! So I have been searching high and low for zucchini recipes.
I have already made a few loaves of my favorite zucchini oat bread. I split the flour 1/2 white to wheat and the sugar 1/2 sugar to Splenda. I love it slightly warmed with a little butter. It freezes wonderfully and makes a nice gift.
We have been eating zucchini sticks with red pepper hummus like its going out of style. I didn't know zucchini was so tasty raw.
Last night I made these instead of french fries to go with our mojo chicken sandwiches and they were tasty. The rosemary gave them just enough kick.
I plan to give a zucchini fritatta a try tomorrow as well as sausage stuffed zucchini boats and zucchini pancakes. I am especially excited about this zucchini breadmaker recipe for a non-sweet loaf.
Ultimately I think I will need to start giving it away like hotcakes or I will likely tire of zucchini and never touch it again. For now though, I am delighted.