Wednesday, June 2, 2010
zucchini ramblings. . . .
OK, I'm not crazy about zucchini. The queen mum had requested room for one (count it - "one" - "1" - however you want to say ONE single, solitary) plant here in the garden, which I reluctantly agreed to harbor. She solemnly promised to look after it and to dispose of all the bounty. Heaven knows one zucchini plant can put out an impressive array of zucchinis. Around here, the joke goes that in August you lock your car and keep the windows up just to avoid gift bags of homegrown zucchinis!
Well, the queen mum claims there was a mix-up and that White Flower Farms mistakenly sent THREE zucchini plants instead of only one. What's a queen mum to do but send all three to their new happy home here at the greenwood - overseen by a gardener who can't stand zucchinis?!
No, I don't like squash, either. No, I don't care if you have a recipe that renders them "absolutely delicious." And somebody please explain to me why anyone would cook zucchini in a recipe that supposedly makes them not taste like zucchini at all?! I always figured that if you like zucchini, you'll be happy cooking and eating zucchini that tastes like zucchini. If you don't like zucchini, I'm thinking you're better off cooking something else entirely - something you like, let's say - rather than trying to disguise the taste of zucchini!
Just thinking out loud here, folks.
Here's one rather nice thing about the zucchini plants, though. They put out some pretty flowers! Based on the number of pretty flowers, we're going to have a bumper crop of zucchini.
Better lock your doors.