The Zucchini Collection

This post is offered purely as a public service. I want to help. I know I am not the only one who is scared to walk down to their garden right now. It’s frightening. You know “they” are in there, just waiting for the unwary visitor to wander by, giving them a chance to pounce and drag you into their leafy abode. Their numbers grow, not day by day, but hour by hour. Glance away for but a moment, and they increase their girth and length to unimaginable proportions. “I just picked every single one yesterday” you muse, as you puzzle over a canoe-sized specimen. You throw a chain around it, hook it up to the pickup truck and haul it out of there, only to be faced with the problem – how to cook yet another zucchini.

Yes, dear friends, today, it is the zucchini of which I speak. Those ubiquitous gourds, presently covering every available surface in the kitchen, and spilling out onto the porch and down the steps, only to be met by a phalanx creeping up from the garden. And while I am working on a couple of new ideas to share with you before the season is over, I thought you might like to take a look at some golden oldies, from the zucchini recipe vault.

Ready in minutes Lemon Garlic Zucchini is a fresh, bright side dish

From my first blog – Pasta La Vista, an awesome chicken and zucchini saute that is the perfect summer meal

The flavor of a favorite tea in fast and easy Chai Zucchini Bread

Sweet little wonders: Zucchini Poppyseed Muffins

Bring the spice with Spicy Zucchini “Fries”

Rich molasses flavor in a quick bread, Zucchini Oat Bread:

A delicious one dish dinner – Pasta Stuffed Zucchini

Rich, gooey Chocolate Fudge Zucchini Brownies are what I want I for my last meal

That should be enough to at least get you started – and, as I mentioned, I have a few other tricks up my sleeve for the next couple weeks. It’s a good thing too, because our second planting is just starting to get blossoms!

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11 Responses to The Zucchini Collection

  1. Roberta says:

    Bless my soul – you have done a lot of zucchini recipes, haven’t you? I adore those photos, which now have me drooling!

  2. Donalyn says:

    Thanks Rob – glad you enjoyed them!

  3. Anonymous says:

    These all look so good. The only flaw in the idea is I’d have to cook them myself. If you ever need to suuplement your income, you could easily hire out as a private chef. You could do the cookin’ and Larry could do the totin’. :) Ruth Ann

  4. Donalyn says:

    That would take a lot of totin’ to get them all the way to you! We’ll have to see about that someday, RA!

  5. Cousin Mark says:

    Listen to her folks! This woman knows her zucchini! I have now used the Lemon Garlic Zucchini recipe so many times … I love it! ( Sometimes I add a ¼ tsp. cumin seeds!)

  6. I’m right there with you… Yes, “they” are everywhere! :) Your recipes all look so good… that lemon garlic zucchini is something that I need to try soon!

  7. marla says:

    Love this Zuke round up. We do not have any zucchini in our garden, but I must try these recipes :)

  8. Jeanette says:

    What a beautiful collection of recipes – thanks so much for sharing this. Gorgeous photos, these are all making my mouth drool!

  9. Absolutely lovely collection!
    I love the way you write-that first paragraph had me smiling :)

  10. megan says:

    Everything looks good but I’m all over the sticks and the brownies!

  11. Donalyn says:

    Gah – way behind on thanking my commenters! So glad that you all like the round up :)

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