Hmmm...I just took the zucchini bread out of the oven and I'm waiting for it to cool. So while I'm waiting, I thought now would be a good blogging time. Since I have zucchini on the brain, I might as well post a picture and write on this subject.
The zucchini plant is a summer squash that is prolific and versatile. It can be served as a casserole or a side dish, fried or baked, or can be made as a tasty bread or even as the dessert to your meal. There are so many recipes out there featuring the amazing zucchini. This is our first year of coming back to planting and cooking zucchini. We had poor soil when we first moved here and it was disappointing to discover that we would have to put our love of this fresh vegetable on hold. Now our plants are huge and the smell of zucchini bread in our kitchen makes your mouth water.
The picture above includes some cookbooks that I'm enjoying this summer. Yes, I can get any recipe off the internet, but its not the same. I'm a visual person so holding an actual book in my hands and turning the pages to find interesting recipes with beautiful pictures is priceless. And besides, these cookbooks were from a collection of 150 books that I won at an auction. The elderly woman was downsizing with her husband to be closer to family. Cookbooks and recipes have a value that is hard to define. They can leave a legacy.
(Hold on for a minute...) Thanks, I'm back! I had to cut a piece of warm zucchini bread to snack on. So worth it! Caution: crumbs on the keyboard may become a problem.
So where was I? Oh yes, I wanted to mention that you can also do some preserving when it comes to zucchini. How about zucchini relish or jam? All you need is the right recipe and fresh zucchini. I'll let you know if I try it.
Now excuse me, but the zucchini bread is calling out my name. Till next time!