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Monster Zucchini Lasagne

We’ve been pretty careful about checking the zucchini daily this summer, and so we haven’t suffered from too many monster zucchini. Last week, though, we must have taken our eyes off the prize, because 3 of them rolled into the kitchen. This seems to be the time of year when you are most likely to see very large zucchini at …

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A Bounty of Zucchini

From all my garden writing and various other comments, you might conclude that we grow a lot of zucchini. That would be correct! And yet, somehow, I don’t have many varietal reports for zucchini. This should help fix that! The troubles I refer to below to which zucchini are subject, are squash bugs, cucumber beetles, and powdery mildew. Other people …

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Zucchini, Beans, & Onion Japanese Style

It must be summer; it’s zucchini and beans. From here to September, zucchini and beans. And oh, look! An onion! Well, this was a slightly different thing to do with them. They went with the Tsukune, of course, and also some rice. You know how I’m always banging on about drying your shiitake stems and saving them? This is what …

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Mid to Late Summer Hodge-Podge

When I looked at all the lovely vegetables we have right now, I couldn’t decide which one to cook, so it was “All of them, Katie!” I’ve made Hodge-Podge before, with a slightly different selection of vegetables. This one will take you later into the summer, once the peas are gone (which, let’s face it, they are). We ate this …

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Summer Fish Cakes

These are a little different from the classic fish and potato fish cakes, being made with corn and zucchini instead of the usual potatoes. Nothing wrong with that! Serve them with the same chow-chow, tartar sauce, or wedge of lemon that you might serve with more typical fish cakes. Accompany them with some lovely sliced tomatoes and a roll, and …

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Zucchini Soup to follow Turkish Stuffed Zucchini

When I made Turkish Style Stuffed Zucchini (and tomatoes), the recipe made no use of the centres taken out of the zucchini and tomatoes. So rather than waste them, I saved them and made this soup. You could also make it with new, unused zucchini and tomatoes if you didn’t want to make the stuffed vegetables. If you had a …

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Turkish Style Stuffed Zucchini (or Tomatoes)

There is nothing difficult or complex about these, but it has to be admitted that they are a little time-consuming. Best to approach them with a sense of leisure. On the other hand, they are really delicious. We had them with steamed rice, which was all they needed as an accompaniment. I’m saying you can stuff zucchini OR tomatoes, but …

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Zucchini & Ricotta Phyllo Roll

Okay, here come the zucchini! They seem to be the one thing the heat doesn’t slow down, as long as they are watered.  There is, of course, a distinct resemblance to Spanakopita here. Since zucchini is less robust in flavour than spinach, I paired it with a mild cheese and kept the herbs fairly discreet. It’s still a lovely summer …

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Chinese Style Chicken Salad

This was a pleasant one-dish meal for another hot, dry day. There is something just very appealing about cold noodles in a zingy sauce. I’m calling for you to poach the chicken, but this would be a great use for leftovers from a purchased rotisserie chicken, which in turn is a good way to keep the heat down in the …

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Stir-Fried Zucchini

First zucchini of the season! Purchased, alas – our zucchini went in kind of late. We’re seeing signs of some forming, though, which is exciting. This heat is good for something. Oddly enough, our first zucchini look like being yellow ones too. This was quick, simple, and tasty; words I always like to hear. Best served with some rice or …

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