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Monday, September 13, 2010

Zucchini Update

Thank you to those loyal readers who have taken pity on my zucchini problem and sent me their delicious zucchini recipes.  I have decided that those of you who have submitted recipes are likely gardeners as well and completely understand the urgency of the situation. 

That being said, I spent much of Friday in the kitchen trying to use up the 'schwarzenegger'-sized squashes... (love the visual by the way Rebecca!)  First up was a crustless zucchini quiche, submitted by The Almighty Beckster (aka Rebecca).

Next up was a chocolate courgette cake courtesy of Mrs. Green.  Who knew that the Brits use the much-cooler-sounding word 'courgette' rather than zucchini?  Personally, I love it, and the only thing that would make it even better for me would be to hear it pronounced in a British accent!  On the other hand, I am pretty sure that I can't pull it off, so I will continue to call them zucchini...

Both were delicious, we enjoyed the quiche for breakfast on Saturday morning (and my husband even like it, and he hates green stuff of any kind!) and I brought the cake to a party on Friday night...

You will have to wait until the contest is over in order to see who the winner is... Speaking of the contest,
I still have quite a few of the 'green monsters' left, so hop to it!

Thanks again to those who have participated so far... I wait with bated breath for the next round of recipes!

Adios for now!



  1. Oh my goodness, there are still LOADS left there! It's time for vegetarian lasagne and a gorgeous courgette and galicky cream cheese soup or scoop out the insides of your courgettes, stuff with garlic cream cheese and grill until golden - yummy!
    You can tell we get a glut every year, right? After that it's marrow chutney all the way ....
    Hope you enjoyed the cake and glad your hubby ate his greens :)

  2. "Courgette" does sound much classier than "zucchini!" Glad your husband enjoyed the quiche-like recipe. I assume you've already made plenty of zucchini bread... it's a staple around here this time of year... well, that and zucchini lasagna, zucchini stir fry, sauteed zucchini, zucchini slaw, stuffed zucchini, baked zucchini............

    If all else fails, you can shred them and freeze them for later use. They won't be as nice as fresh, but still work great for breads and casseroles!

  3. Thanks again for the great ideas ladies (and all of the encouragement). I am still working away on the 'pile' but luckily, it is getting smaller by the day. Good luck to you both in your zucchini/courgette baking/cooking/eating adventures!

    Too bad that we didn't live closer so that we could have a zucchini potluck... it would be stellar!