Zucchini Parmesan

It's nearing the end of summer and it's hard to believe that many kids have already gone back to school. In addition to the requisite back-to-school photos in my feed, there have been an equal number of over-sized homegrown garden zucchini shots too. From experience, it's hard not to boast a handsome crop.  In fact, a few years ago, our garden yielded a 22" zucchini that was so big, my son needed to hold it with two hands.... summer 2013 summer 2013 summer 2015 What was more thrilling was that, from just one massive zucchini, we were … [Read more...]

Zucchini Bread

When your garden yields colossal zucchinis, your hands are forced and you must come up with some recipes to put your crop to good use. Admittedly, with zucchini this large, I was worried that the size would sacrifice the flavor. A few summers ago, we picked a 22" zucchini and when we tried to use it in a few recipes, it had little to no taste and was full of water. So, this time around, we were a bit skeptical about our super-sized veggies. We decided to bake our favorite Zucchini Bread recipe from our cookbook bible: The Silver … [Read more...]

Stuffed Zucchini Boats with Meat

Our garden is so overgrown, it’s quite embarrassing. It looks as though it hasn't been maintained for months, and it has.  But, underneath the crowded jungle of green leaves, I recently discovered two massive zucchinis. For whatever reason, every summer we grow JUMBO zucchinis—the kind that could win an award at a local farmer’s contest. This year's bounty In fact, last year our largest zucchini measured 23 inches. We love zucchini prepared any way: fried, sautéed, shredded, roasted. But, our favorite dish celebrating … [Read more...]

Zucchini Bread

Today is apparently National Zucchini Bread Day. I am not sure who dedicated this day to my favorite green veggie, nor have I seen it marked on any printed calendars but, who cares. It gives me an excuse to bake one of my favorite breads (aside from Mom’s Banana Chocolate Chip Loaf). My go to fail safe recipe for Zucchini Bread is always taken from Sheila Lukin’s Silver Palate. Usually by the beginning of August, our garden is bursting with over-sized zucchinis.  Therefore, it's not unusual to find one or two freshly-baked Zucchini Breads on … [Read more...]