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Old 08-21-2012, 04:22 PM   #91
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Luca--the trick to growing zucchini is to plant fewer plants than you think you'll need. I limit the DH to 5 plants. The other trick is to harvest when they are SMALL. I plant the yellow variety for one reason: you can see the fruit more easily and don't end up with baseball bats, err, zucchini. I trade eggs, and when I can, veggies with a gentleman in exchange for firewood. He came to get his bounty yesterday and brought me a "club-sized" zucchini. I made zucchini pasta (Steven and Chris | Cleanse-Friendly Zucchini Pasta) last night (that used 1/4 of it), zucchini fritters for lunch (that was another 1/4). I'm still working on the rest of it.
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I hope he doesn't bring me another one in 2 weeks when he comes to get his bounty again
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And many thanks for the pasta recipe, it looks very tasty
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Old 08-21-2012, 04:36 PM   #93
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And many thanks for the pasta recipe, it looks very tasty
It is. I added shrimp, green beans, and avocados, skipped the olives. I used pesto I made with Swiss Chard, and added some grated parm. I had made tomato puree earlier yesterday, the next time I make it (and I'm sure there will be a next time), I'm going to use a red sauce based on the puree. I bought my spirolli just so I could make this recipe. It is so much fun to make "noodles" from veggies.
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Old 08-22-2012, 05:38 AM   #94
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It is. I added shrimp, green beans, and avocados, skipped the olives. I used pesto I made with Swiss Chard, and added some grated parm. I had made tomato puree earlier yesterday, the next time I make it (and I'm sure there will be a next time), I'm going to use a red sauce based on the puree. I bought my spirolli just so I could make this recipe. It is so much fun to make "noodles" from veggies.
Ok for shrimps, but I don't like avocados and will NEVER skip the olives
And I'll have to cut my zucchini with a knife, I suppose, I don't have this "spirooli" thing. This will surely increase my hatred against zucchini.
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Old 08-22-2012, 05:45 AM   #95
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Ok for shrimps, but I don't like avocados and will NEVER skip the olives
And I'll have to cut my zucchini with a knife, I suppose, I don't have this "spirooli" thing. This will surely increase my hatred against zucchini.
I skipped the olives because I didn't have any in the house and was too lazy to go out just for olives. Without a spirolli, I'd probably use a grater (grating the long-side, not the short-side of the zuke) instead of a knife, but I'm basically lazy--if I can get a tool to do the job, that's my choice.
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I skipped the olives because I didn't have any in the house and was too lazy to go out just for olives. Without a spirolli, I'd probably use a grater (grating the long-side, not the short-side of the zuke) instead of a knife, but I'm basically lazy--if I can get a tool to do the job, that's my choice.
I agree. I'll try the grater, thanks.
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Old 08-23-2013, 02:10 PM   #97
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I'm bumping this thread because I am trying to come up with ways to freeze/use frozen zucchini that does not involve bread, muffins, or cake. (Zucchini Slaw--can I freeze this?)

For the grated zucchini, besides what I've done with it in the past, I've come up with:

Zucchini Ricotta Gnocchi Recipe | Yummly

And, zucchini pesto before it goes in the freezer:

Zucchini Pesto with Linguini

And zucchini pasta from the grated zucchini (I can either make the pasta and dry it, or use the grated zucchini sometime later, drain it well, and make the pasta then). That's a recipe from one of my pasta cookbooks.

And, I'm going to make zucchini "spaghetti" with my toy that does that (http://www.discusscooking.com/forums...eply&p=1178979). That should clear the counter of the zucchini (although more is arriving Sunday from the farm). But I might have a break from "putting up food for the winter" tomorrow.

"Might" make a batch or two of zucchini muffins during the winter, we'll see.
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CWS I have been eating lots of courgette spaghetti recently I have a nifty little gadget to make it with, I love it .
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CWS I have been eating lots of courgette spaghetti recently I have a nifty little gadget to make it with, I love it .
I too love that "toy." I wait all year to use it on zucchini.
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I'm bumping this thread because I am trying to come up with ways to freeze/use frozen zucchini that does not involve bread, muffins, or cake. (Zucchini Slaw--can I freeze this?)

For the grated zucchini, besides what I've done with it in the past, I've come up with:

Zucchini Ricotta Gnocchi Recipe | Yummly

And, zucchini pesto before it goes in the freezer:

Zucchini Pesto with Linguini

And zucchini pasta from the grated zucchini (I can either make the pasta and dry it, or use the grated zucchini sometime later, drain it well, and make the pasta then). That's a recipe from one of my pasta cookbooks.

And, I'm going to make zucchini "spaghetti" with my toy that does that (http://www.discusscooking.com/forums...eply&p=1178979). That should clear the counter of the zucchini (although more is arriving Sunday from the farm). But I might have a break from "putting up food for the winter" tomorrow.

"Might" make a batch or two of zucchini muffins during the winter, we'll see.
Substitute zucchini for carrots when making carrot cake...

Can't you just shred it and freeze it in bags for future use?
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