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PostPosted: Fri Jan 02, 2015 11:24 pm 
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I've done Z slice, Z and Potato Soup, Z Muffins, Z Fritters, Z Chocolate Cake,Stuffed It, added it to Ratitouille, fed it to the chooks, thrown it on the compost and still every year I plant more (and more just in case some fails)

Now I've found a new way so serve (hide) it. Made Turkey burgers for Xmas - now - Turkey Mince can be a little dry, but the addition of some (OK lots) of grated Z adds moisture but very little flavour.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 02, 2015 11:34 pm 
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Oops didn't mean to repost this but can't seem to delete it. Ok did it.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 02, 2015 11:43 pm 
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hehehehehheheheheee maybe that is why the trend of cooking with zucchini flowers started!!

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 03, 2015 10:59 am 
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Finely chop, pan fry in olive oil, add to pasta with toasted pine nuts, lemon zest, parsley and a bit of chilli (fresh or dried). Serve with grated Parmesan.

Next year try growing Tromboncino, or climbing zucchini. They grow slower than the other kind and also don't go mushy if cooked a lot (they retain a little bit of bite). They can be eaten when small - but they do grow massive too (like a metre long) and can then be used like a butternut pumpkin. They don't grow overnight though, so you have a lot more time to act :)

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 03, 2015 11:58 am 
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Have you seen that Vegetti thing on TV. They make spaghetti out of zuchinni!!

Um...no other suggestions. Only grow zuchinni if you've got lots of friends.

We have a cucumber abundance here. Less versatile, but lots of summer salads.

I had to buy :hiding eggs at the supermarket yesterday $5 a doz. still whinging about it!!

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 03, 2015 12:29 pm 
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Hi Rach, I grew Trombonchino last year, now wouldn't grow anything else for the same reasons, I just need to learn to plant less (or eat more)
I also grow vegetable spaghetti. I like it as a spaghetti substitute. Mr. s55 is 'aquiring a taste' for it


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 03, 2015 2:03 pm 
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I LOVE SPAGHETTI SQUASH :rofl: so delicious and versatile!

you can blanch and freeze zucchini too

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 03, 2015 4:17 pm 
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Send some my way! For some (probably several) reason(s) I haven't been able to get my zuchinis going this year, and the current sad looking plants seem about to dissolve into powdery mildew. :hmmm:

On the other hand my tomatoes and potatos are about to take over the planet...

You could find a local produce swap and take them there.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 03, 2015 11:45 pm 
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what about trying a box of them on the nature strip with a zucchinis $2 sign.
that would get them nicked at our place. :laughing

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Do chooks eat zucchinis? Raw? Boiled and mixed with mash?

Do foxes ever stay away all night just once? (okay, irrelevant). Oh well, at least we had a nice few drops of rain, almost 10mil. Eases the grassfire threat for a few days. Can still smell smoke coming across from the Grampians.

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I grate zucchini and put it in the chooks mash. There's never any left over. When I'm really lazy I just cut the zucchini in half and they're happy with that too.

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grabby wrote:
what about trying a box of them on the nature strip with a zucchinis $2 sign.
that would get them nicked at our place. :laughing


LOL Grabby

That would only attract more zucchini here - the neighbors would only contribute more to the box on the nature strip

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 04, 2015 10:59 am 
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your neighbours sound AWESOME smallflock!

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Compost, worm farm, and you obviously need more guinea pigs :-D


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 07, 2015 8:09 pm 
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Zucchini Soup, the neighbour bought me a huge one this morning and the recipe for the soup.

He hates Zucchini but cant get enough of the soup.

It's a bit hot for soup but if anyone would like the recipe im happy to post.

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