Sunday, July 01, 2012

Z...is for Zucchini!

This morning before church I picked fifteen tomatoes and four zucchini.  What they say about zucchini is true: it grows overnight!  Two of this morning's harvest were (once again) so large that they were donated to the Bloodhound for his entertainment.

Note here about the Bloodhound and his vocabulary: he knows three nouns!  Toy.  Water.  Zucchini.  I venture to bet that most dogs out there cannot discern a zucchini from a toy.  When our vet came out last week, I told the baying bloodhound to "Get your zucchini!" and he bypassed his "toy" for his giant green zucchini.  Brilliance.  

Back to the vegetables:  tomatoes don't pose too much of a problem for tomato-loving me.  Eat them like an apple right out there in the yard, eat them in sandwiches, make pasta, make gazpacho...(and I made another batch of gazpacho this afternoon - we like to eat it served with an avocado, with the cold soup poured over it.)

Now, this zucchini thing is incredible.  I am hazarding a guess that these things don't hold much nutritive value, but I should consult the Bride-to-Be on that one - her degree was in nutrition.  Nevertheless, I hate to waste, and so we are eating lots and lots of zucchini.  Tonight, it stars as Zucchini Cobbler.  Details will come at a later date...

2 comments:

Louise Plummer said...

How are you getting zucchini and tomatoes so early? They're not due here for another month. Zucchini is very healthy.

It was 98 here yesterday, but dry. Still, I am more inside than outside.

Gill said...

Zucchini is my favorite vegetable, along with corn and bell peppers.

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