Category Archives: summer squash

“Want some keenies?”

Here is my charming and erudite friend Julia with many large zucchini. What to do with them is a persistent problem for vegetable gardeners who choose to grow summer squash. After making all the usual zucchini and summer squash dishes, I discovered an … Continue reading

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Squash blossoms

You can pick and eat the blossoms from zucchini, summer squash, pumpkin and winter squash vines. The Italians first discovered how tasty a delicacy these blossoms are. Pick blossoms that are firm, fresh and slightly opened. Blossoms are either male … Continue reading

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Zucchini

Zucchini originates from Mexico and still is an integral part of the milpah, the indigenous American  garden of maize, beans and squash. Somehow, centuries after the Spaniards brought it to Europe, it was adopted by the Italians; we all assume … Continue reading

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