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PostPosted: Mon Feb 24, 2014 8:39 am 
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Cut into 1-1.5cm thick rounds, brush with oil and sprinkle some salt, onto a hot grill 5-6 minutes on one side and then flip for 2-3 minutes on the other. While it is hot make a sandwich with nice fresh bread and some homegrown tomatoes, yummo.





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PostPosted: Mon Feb 24, 2014 7:07 pm 
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I located this years in the ground and it is not as large as I thought. Probably about 2.5 - 3 kg by the looks of it.
Then I was going through last years pics looking for something else and I located this. I would not even have remembered it if I didn't have the pic. I don't even know what happened to it.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 27, 2014 10:58 am 
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We grow lots of zucchini too and the big ones I slice open with the spade and give them to the chooks to peck at - they love them! :yess

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 27, 2014 2:01 pm 
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Please be careful how many you give to the chooks
My recent experience of feeding zucchini to their heart's content
Nicely reduced my glut but with unwanted runny, green poops for them
Apparently zucchini is basically water in a shell
Like the cucumbers, tomatoes and lettuces.

I was also advised in another thread here that too much vegie scraps can cause imbalance in their diet
Which will have negative effect on their health and laying
So best to give in moderation.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 27, 2014 2:51 pm 
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gnol wrote:
I located this years in the ground and it is not as large as I thought. Probably about 2.5 - 3 kg by the looks of it.

Thanks Gnol for searching this season's biggest one
Definitely it can qualify as a giant.
Wondering if purposely left it on the plant, how large will it become?
Some people overseas let it grow for the Guinness world record
In 1905 there was a 2.39m long
In 1990 a 29.25kg in weight
Made mine a miniature.

Btw, I experimented with zucchini breads the other day, both with raisins & toasted, chopped walnuts
Squeezed the grated zucchini dry for the 1st one
Only drained, to remove excess moisture, for the 2nd one
Found the 1st cake less moist as expected
But also less sweet; didn't know its juice can make such difference.

The green flecks confirming its zucchini origin was hardly noticed in my household
All too busy eating every crumb
Or needing eye test.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2014 9:56 pm 
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I am being invaded by zucchinis too. Note to self - next year, do not plant 12 zuke plants!
This cake will take care of a few. I call it my healthy high fibre choccy cake.


CHOCOLATE ORANGE ZUCCHINI CAKE

125 grams butter
1 cup sugar
grated rind one orange
3 eggs :woot:
2 Tablespoons orange juice
1/2 cup cocoa
1 1/2 cups SR flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon
and the hero...2 cups grated zucchini :yess

Cream butter, sugar and rind.
Add eggs, juice, sifted flour, cocoa and cinnamon.
Beat on low speed until just combined.
Stir in zuke.

Bake 180 deg. C about 45 mins.

Ice with chocolate icing if you wish.
This makes a big cake. I use a large square tin and freeze half (if there's any left).


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2014 10:47 pm 
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Ohhh yum yum. That sounds lovely! Shame our zuccini's have just finished!

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