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Zucchini Invasion

It’s been a good year for zucchini. What to do with all the zucchini accumulating in my refrigerator?

For breakfast, we had zucchini, onion, garlic and mozzarella omelettes. Zucchini Apple smoothies after working in the garden. No really, it was good. I’ve been stir-frying zucchini all week with various other garden goodies. Tomorrow, I’ll add it to my favorite buttermilk pancake recipe.

There is always Zucchini Bread. I never made zucchini bread before so I went googling for a good recipe. I found this one. I’ll link to it since it’s not my recipe.

The Best Zucchini Bread Ever!

How could I lose? The only substitution I made was increase the buttermilk to 1 cup because I was out of yogurt. Both are basically cultured sour milk so I don’t think it mattered all that much.

It was so good, it needed its own photo shoot.

Zucchini Bread so good, it needed a photo shoot.

Buzz loved the addition of chocolate chips. I think I’ll try walnuts and Craisins with the next batch.

If anyone is interested in the smoothie recipe, here it is.
Zucchini Apple Smoothie. Put everything in a blender and enjoy.

  • Apple half
  • Zucchini-medium sized, cut in chunks
  • Pineapple chunks
  • Red grapes
  • 6 ice cubes
  • 1 T Honey (optional, it really didn’t need it)

Anyone have a favorite way to use zucchini?

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Happy 4th of July!

Each season, I aim for the first ripe tomato by July 4th. I miss it most years by about a week. I wasn’t expecting much this year because of late planting and it’s been such a weird wet early summer. I haven’t been out to visit the garden for a few days because of all the rain. We went out today and look what was there!

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Jersey Devil and Jolly Elf tomatoes

Okay, cherry tomatoes shouldn’t count, they usually are early. But the Jersey Devil tomato is a 90-100 day tomato. I wasn’t expecting it until August.

Other recent garden harvests include garlic, onions, about 6 green beans and a few blueberries before the birds found them.

The first of the onion harvest.

The first of the onion harvest. There’s plenty more still to harvest.

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Big round Patterson Yellow Storage Onion.

I’ll harvest the onions as the tops fall over. They will be cured and stored in the basement.

The tomatoes seem to be doing well despite all the rain. The zucchini and butternuts are finally taking off. Eggplant is blooming and should be fruiting soon. I got a few jalapenos but the pepper plants don’t look good in general. The cukes don’t look great either. Lettuce is done until the weather cools down. The Kale is still growing but should bolt soon.

There are a bunch of volunteer tomatoes growing in and around the compost. I think there’s a cantaloupe growing in there too. I started a flat of cabbage to plant in the fall.

That’s about it for garden updates for now. I hope everyone is having a good summer!

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