Zucchini in Alison’s garden

Last week I shared a recipe for chocolate chip zucchini muffins to help you make good use of all that zucchini in your garden so today I thought I’d share a few pictures from my garden.  Our zucchini was abundant this year as usual.  We only plant 1 plant each year because it makes more than enough squash for the two of us…and if you ask my husband it makes WAY more than enough!…it’s not his favorite veggie.  Although technically the zucchini is a fruit since it develops from a flower (as you can see in my photos).

Zucchini has both male and female flowers on the same plant which is why I can get away with only having one plant and still having lots and lots of fruit…err, veggies.  When you see stuffed zucchini blossoms on a menu (or if you’re real fancy when you make them yourself!) they are male flowers because the female flowers will turn into an actual zucchini and the male flowers simply fall off so there is no zucchini harmed in the making of stuffed blossoms.

What is your favorite way to eat zucchini?

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