02 August 2007

In case you haven't had enough...

...I've got more photos of things made from zucchinis! So for a while after those first exciting zukes, every time I went out to the garden, my zucchini plants had lots and lots of stems. With the squash blossoms conspicuously missing. I think some little four legged creatures were having a very gourmet meal. My neighbor recommended spraying the plant with a mixture of cayenne pepper and water, and let me tell you, it's worked wonders. I'm getting about one zuke a day (which is a lot when there's just the two of us and we don't eat very much). Seriously, you'd swear that's all I'm growing. I promise to post about something else from the garden next time!

So what else would I do but turn on the oven? (Which is especially fun given the heat)

Zucchini chocolate chip cookies. Recipe courtesy of Camille Kingsolver in Animal, Vegetable, Miracle. I substituted the egg with 2 tablespoons of ground flax plus 3 tablespoons of water.

Zucchini muffins- adapted from my mom's zucchini bread recipe (yes, she found it!). Apparently, I'm the only person at my job who can bake something vegan, so I was enlisted for a vegan coworker's last day on the job.

Oh yeah, and what else would I have for dinner? Grilled golden zuke! I don't have a grill, so I just did them in the broiler (a little olive oil, salt, pepper, fresh thyme, and red pepper flakes- yum!).

Back tomorrow with a preview of what I'll be bringing to the Powderhorn Art Fair coming up this weekend, stay tuned!


  1. Looks delicious! If you have "The Joy of Cooking" and want to make something savory, there is a great recipe for zucchini and feta pancakes in there.

    My thoughts are with you and other Minnesotans this weekend. Glad you are safe.

  2. You're doing a great job using them up. I'm planting a vegetable garden next year so remind me then of all these great idea.