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Lurker
21-08-2011, 15:18:49
Don't, under any circumstances, ever plant 10 zucchini plants.

Anybody want some zucchini?

zmama
21-08-2011, 15:21:32
Yes please!

zmama
21-08-2011, 15:23:00
oh and you :drekkus:

:lol:

Lurker
21-08-2011, 15:53:20
I'm paying $1.69 a pound for people to take it. ;)

zmama
21-08-2011, 16:10:38
Zucchini soup is a big favorite here :)

mr_B
21-08-2011, 16:38:31
you meant courgette - FACT!!

Poison Arrow Frog
21-08-2011, 17:42:42
Don't, under any circumstances, ever plant 10 zucchini plants.

Anybody want some zucchini?

Fried zucchini chips FTW!

http://www.katieleehome.com/fried-zucchini-chips/

Lazarus and the Gimp
21-08-2011, 17:49:22
Just wait until you discover Jerusalem artichokes. My parents planted them in 1968 and have been harvesting ever since. Even digging them all up and burying them with a JCB didn't stop the damned things from growing.

Fortunately they're delicious, albeit staggeringly fart-inducing.

Poison Arrow Frog
21-08-2011, 17:59:48
According to wikipedia they're not from Jerusalem nor are they artichokes so the question is which idiot gave them that name?

Lazarus and the Gimp
21-08-2011, 18:06:52
At a guess, an American.

JM^3
21-08-2011, 18:47:05
in sweden they call them sunchokes (As the english name)

JM

Lazarus and the Gimp
21-08-2011, 20:28:33
Good name, for a plant that blots out the sun.

zmama
21-08-2011, 21:19:03
you meant courgette - FACT!!


nah only gay french call it that! Zucchini an Italian name for an Italian veggie!

MDA
21-08-2011, 23:34:59
make lots of zucchini bread

or bread slices of it with some flour and cornmeal, and fry it up

mr_B
21-08-2011, 23:35:22
courgette is a dutch word, they stole it from us

Dyl Ulenspiegel
22-08-2011, 06:40:02
zucchini in spaghetti sauce
filled zucchini
zucchini lasagne

zmama
22-08-2011, 07:05:11
grated zucchini in meat loaf
grated zucchini in taco filling
http://simplyrecipes.com/recipes/zucchini_pasta_carbonara/

Funko
22-08-2011, 07:40:39
courgette is a dutch word, they stole it from us

jj motherlanguage, that's where we got the word from.

Saying Zucchini makes you sound American, and nobody wants that.

Cheshire Cat
22-08-2011, 09:25:59
nah only gay french call it that! Zucchini an Italian name for an Italian veggie!

actually, in italian it's feminine

Zucchina, pl. Zucchine

the masculine it's allowed, but it's only used in some local dialect

Botanically, the masculine is usually reserved for the tree, and the femininine for its fuits or products

mela = apple
melo = apple tree

pera = pear
pero = pear tree

as veggies don't grow on trees, mostly only the feminine form is used
Zucchino might be one of the few exceptions, referring to the plant producing Zucchine

of course this is only a general rule, there might be a few exceptions
masculine veggies in italian:
pomodoro - tomato
cocomero - watermelon
cetriolo - cucumber
...


a trendy Zucchine recipe in the last decade, it's pasta with shrimps and zucchine

Funko
22-08-2011, 09:29:19
I like making them into long ribbons (just using a potato peeler or similar) frying them with black pepper, butter, garlic maybe some bacon and stirring some tagiatelle through it. + pecorino at the end.

Cheshire Cat
22-08-2011, 09:39:31
yeah, lovely

of course I'd replace butter with E.V. Olive Oil

depending on the amount used, bacon can provide enough fat itself allowing to not adding further oil or butter

Zucchine are also a very popular ingredient for omelettes or frittate (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frittata).

they're also rather versatile, in that they go well toghether both with garlic or onion
Frittata with onions and zucchine it's a classic

Cheshire Cat
22-08-2011, 09:52:16
I like making them into long ribbons...

... and build a "scourgette" to punish those who don't like them?

:lol:
:cute:
:nervous:

Funko
22-08-2011, 09:59:24
Yeah, butter and bacon optional.

Funko
22-08-2011, 11:07:35
With perfect timing the Guardian has this:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2011/aug/19/courgette-recipes-yotam-ottolenghi

Lurker
22-08-2011, 14:08:45
We've been using it many different ways -- grilled, bread, soup, sauteed, dog food, miniature "pies", etc. We have 7 or 8 gallons of it shredded in the freezer. Probably have harvested 75 pounds so far, and I'm guessing another 75 to go. Am going to make some lasagna and see how it turns out. Funko's pasta sounds good. Will try that.

Funko
22-08-2011, 14:18:52
harvest them when they are younger, then you have less to eat!

zmama
22-08-2011, 15:45:28
A zucchini birthday cake for Pietje!

Qaj the Fuzzy Love Worm
23-08-2011, 01:14:42
Zucchini is the fruit of the, uh, Lurker. You can barbecue it, boil it, broil it, bake it, saute it. Dey's uh, zucchini-kabobs, zucchini creole, zucchini gumbo. Pan fried, deep fried, stir-fried. There's pineapple zucchini, lemon zucchini, coconut zucchini, pepper zucchini, zucchini soup, zucchini stew, zucchini salad, zucchini and potatoes, zucchini burger, zucchini sandwich. That- that's about it.

MOBIUS
23-08-2011, 11:08:09
An irony of my gardening skilz is that the most successful thing growing in my garden is Rocket. Not in the containers I planted them in and subsequently killed them, but in pockets in the gravel all over my garden like weeds... :lol:

zmama
24-08-2011, 15:23:31
and yet another

http://www.kingarthurflour.com/recipes/100-whole-wheat-zucchini-chocolate-chip-bread-recipe

MDA
24-08-2011, 15:55:26
blight got my tomato plants, but I have lots of peppers, and the horseradish is doing well

I already miss my fresh tomatoes, but the stinkbugs were gathering on the few I had left anyway.

Squash, zucchini, and cucumbers always seem to get a vine rot in my yard. Bacterial, I think.

zmama
24-08-2011, 16:03:52
bacterial, passed by bugs probably

Funko
24-08-2011, 16:12:37
and yet another

http://www.kingarthurflour.com/recipes/100-whole-wheat-zucchini-chocolate-chip-bread-recipe

Oh yeah, that reminds me.

Courgette Brownies

http://allrecipes.co.uk/recipe/7946/courgette-brownies.aspx

Funko
24-08-2011, 16:13:27
Serves 24!!

LOL That's a personal serving of brownies

Funko
24-08-2011, 16:13:54
Also who has time to ice brownies before they are all eaten?

Lurker
24-08-2011, 16:26:13
cucumbers took forever to get going. Still don't have any, although the little ones are apparent now. Hope we don't get a frost before they get big enough to harvest.

Poison Arrow Frog
24-08-2011, 21:15:19
Make a zucchini beer.

zmama
24-08-2011, 21:22:32
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f12/zucchini-beer-250615/

Lurker
24-08-2011, 21:36:39
followed some links and found a zucchini water martini, which I'm gonna try.

mr_B
25-08-2011, 08:04:47
:zucchini water martini:

Funko
25-08-2011, 08:06:59
:courgette_cider:

Lurker
25-08-2011, 12:50:14
worst drink ever. Reminded me why I hate those supersweet fancy drinks.