My neighbor last week did some work for a friend and was able to harvest some veges as part of her reward for helping...the friend was able to give away some of her surplus and it helped my neighbor with her food budget too...I also was given a LOT of this bounty...
In the past when I had a garden I would grow zucchini...its is easy to grow, and produces some amazing amount of produce...and if you let it go an extra day or two (it does really growing quickly) it seems that something out of a 'horror movie about pod people' will be growing in the garden...
At the time I got really good with 'baking', I made breads, muffins, cakes, and soups...you name it, I tried it. I also would grate it and freeze it, or pull out they dehydrator and dry it...I still had too much.
Zucchini: A veritable alphabet of uses
By Kathy Morrison
Published: Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2009 - 12:00 am | Page 1D
"Some sympathy, please, for the zucchini. Such a versatile vegetable, and so energetic. Give just one plant a little encouragement and enough water, and it will pop squash all summer. Zucchini is low in calories, a fine source of vitamin A and fiber, and it's easy to cook.
Yet even more than its cousin the pumpkin, it's the butt of jokes. Unlike peaches, potatoes, corn, watermelon and even hot peppers, it has no national board promoting its usefulness to chefs and home cooks. Everyone, it would appear, already knows what to do with it:
Leave it on a neighbor's porch in the middle of the night.
Seriously, this summer squash needs some respect....."...
"Delicious ways to use up that squash"
Jam on over
Make it breakfast
Three pages of mouth watering recipes...I am thinking of using my zuke to make the 'Chocolate zucchini bread' sounds heavenly...