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Most of us wait anxiously for that first delicious zucchini from the garden, only to find ourselves overrun with them within a few weeks. I'm not quite at that point, yet - but I suspect gardeners in southern Maine are.
If you are looking for ideas for using up your zucchini, try these recipes.
My favorite, of course is Sauteed Zucchini and Summer Squash. I won't repeat the recipe here, but if you are in the mood for zucchini and summer squash with tomato sauce and seasonings, go ahead and check out my recipe.
Another great way to use up zucchini is by making Bread and Butter Zucchini Pickles. These taste remarkably like cucumber pickles, but are easier to make because one or two zucchini are all it takes to make a quick batch of pickles.
For those who are into canning and preserving, Zucchini Relish is another great way to use up excess zucchini and tastes great on burgers and hot dogs - just don't tell the kids and they'll never know they are actually eating zucchini.
I may not be ready for pickles or relish, yet - but I see a fresh zucchini and summer squash in my near future.
Until next time . . . HAPPY GARDENING!
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