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PostPosted: Wed Jan 07, 2015 9:38 pm 
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Oh yes, please post it guineafowl!

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 07, 2015 9:48 pm 
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Ok Nelly, here goes....

CREAMY ZUCCHINI SOUP
1 tbsp Oil
1 diced onion
1 crushed garlic clove
4 large zucchini cubed
2 large potatoes cubed
1 litre chicken stock
3/4 cup cream
(salt & pepper to taste)

Heat oil. Add onion, garlic, zucchini, potato. Fry about 5 minutes, add chicken stock. Bring to boil and simmer for 20 minutes. Cool, blend, add cream (salt & pepper)

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 07, 2015 10:48 pm 
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Ohh thankyou! I must try that.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 08, 2015 1:10 am 
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Yes please GF, put the recipe here. Edited. Just saw you'd already done it! Thanks, will get some zuccs at the Bendigo market at the Showgrounds on Sunday.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 08, 2015 6:18 pm 
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Zucchini and rosemary soup is great. There are a lot of recipes online. Most use chicken stock. We generally use beef stock. If you just use the cubes with only a little water you can make a mash (we add a bit of cream cheese - low fat of course :-) ).


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 09, 2015 12:30 pm 
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Too wet today to be cleaning chook pens so I decided to make the 'Cream of Zucchini Soup'.

YUM YUM YUM

It's a winner...

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 09, 2015 10:08 pm 
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So many recipes for Z. 1/4 them then lightly fry on all sides until tender, add ground cumin & a little lemon juice, that's all, eat and enjoy or....Tom & Z, grated z, chop tomatoes, chuck in some onion, cook them up, add a weeny bit of sugar early on, salt & pepper, parsley fresh if you have it, add rice & some water, stir stir & stir some more, add some ground nutmeg, when water is almost gone & rice nearly cooked throw in some (quite a bit) grated tasty cheese & a bit of fresh grated Parmesan, stir some more, put the lid on with the heat off and wait for rice to finish cooking. It's kind of like making stuffed Z only without stuffing them. My 14yo hates Z, but loves this, haven't had the heart to tell him :rooll

Can also slice Z, pan fry until tender, add whole cumin & lemon zest, stir over heat for a minute or so, throw in some cream, heat until cream thickens. Is really yummy and goes well with steak or pork, possibly chicken too.

I used to think Z was a bit boring, but now we always have some in the fridge, even out of season when I have to buy them.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 09, 2015 11:03 pm 
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Bungie wrote:

I used to think Z was a bit boring, but now we always have some in the fridge, even out of season when I have to buy them.


Me too Bungie, but I love them now (just get a bit jacked off with my esteemed husband who grow HUNDREDS of them!) :biggrin:

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 16, 2015 10:41 pm 
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I won't start a new thread (yet) - this is the same question but re cucumbers. I've just been gifted a box (half-case) of cucumbers, quite good size, ready for salads. But you can only eat so many salads. What are some other cucumber uses or recipes? The gifter suggested feeding them to the chooks when we get sick of cucumber sandwiches and cucumber soup (that's the cold one isn't it, gazpacho?? not sure).

We are on a non-dairy, no sugar diet so it's limiting, can't do cream or yoghurt dressings. I'd be glad of any suggestions that I can work around for a week before the chooks get them.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 16, 2015 10:51 pm 
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My grandmother always put egg hard boiled egg and cucumber in her potato salad. Add lots of chives, parsley and mint and some real mayonaise - yummy


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 17, 2015 10:55 pm 
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Cucumber in vinegar. Apple cider vinegar is really nice.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 19, 2015 10:47 pm 
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Zucchini bread -look it up on the american allrecipies site, it's incredible, and one of those things that yoy love whether you like zucchini or not -similar to carrot cake in texture but so much better. Especially with a brown sugar/cinnamon crumble topping....

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2015 4:17 pm 
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i looked and this had 4 1/2 stars from 5,125 votes.

Mum's Zucchini Bread
Submitted By: V Monte

Prep Time: 20 Minutes
Cook Time: 1 Hour
Ready In: 1 Hour 40 Minutes
Servings: 24
"A moist and delicious zucchini bread flavored with walnuts and cinnamon. Easy to bake and freeze, this recipe makes two loaves."
INGREDIENTS:
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
3 eggs
1 cup vegetable oil
2 1/4 cups white sugar
3 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups grated zucchini
1 cup chopped walnuts
DIRECTIONS:
1. Grease and flour two 8 x 4 inch pans. Preheat oven to 165 degrees C.
2. Sift flour, salt, baking powder, soda, and cinnamon together in a bowl.
3. Beat eggs, oil, vanilla, and sugar together in a large bowl. Add sifted ingredients to the creamed mixture, and beat well. Stir in zucchini and nuts until well combined. Pour batter into prepared pans.
4. Bake for 40 to 60 minutes, until tester inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool in pan on rack for 20 minutes. Remove bread from pan, cool completely.
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED © 2015 Allrecipes.com

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2015 4:24 pm 
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this awesome sounding chocolate zucchini bread was also there.
it has 4 1/2 stars as voted by 169 people.

Chocolate Wave Zucchini Bread
Submitted By: Lisa Perry

Servings: 12
"For this two-layered, spiced zucchini bread, cocoa and chocolate chips are mixed into half the batter for one of the layers. You could swirl the contrasting batters for a wavy effect."
INGREDIENTS:
1/3 cup butter
1 1/3 cups white sugar
2 eggs
1 1/2 cups grated zucchini
1/3 cup water
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1/3 cup chopped walnuts or pecans(added by grabby as i prefer pecans)
3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1/3 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
DIRECTIONS:
1. Preheat oven to 175 degrees C. Grease one 9 x 5 inch loaf pan.
2. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar together. Mix in eggs. Add zucchini, water, and vanilla; stir. Blend in flour, baking soda, salt , baking powder, and pumpkin pie spice. Stir in nuts.
3. Divide batter in half, and add cocoa powder and chocolate chips to one of the halves. Pour plain batter into bottom of the loaf pan. Pour chocolate batter on top of plain batter.
4. Bake until wooden pick inserted into center comes out clean, about 1 hour. Cool for 10 minutes and remove from pan. Store in refrigerator.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2015 10:19 pm 
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Ohhhh that sounds good, Grabby.

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