". . . little shall I grace my cause

In speaking for myself. Yet, by your gracious patience,

I will a round unvarnish'd tale deliver . . ."

(William Shakespeare's Othello, I.iii.88-90)

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Farmer Cantor

"Ma?"

"What, Pa?"

"Ah thank Ah just might be gettin' the hang of this gardnin' thang."

"Really, Pa? What makes ya' thank so?"

"Weeell, honey bunch, just take a look. Here we have some tomaters coming along right nice . . .

. . . and some peppers doin' the same . . .


. . . an' Ah think we're gonna be cookin' up a mess o' greens any day now . . .



. . . an' glory be, just looky what I found this mornin' . . .



"Do ya' think we waited just a mite too long to pick these two, Ma?"



"Mebbe just a mite. But don't you worry your sweet little head about that, Hon, I'll take care of it. Looks like zukes for supper tonight!" (And maybe tomorrow night, too, and the night after that, and the night after that . . . . Anyone out there have some cool zuke recipes?)






9 comments:

PMagness said...

Thanks for revealing my inner redneck, honey. :)

Until now, only a few folks knew what a Confederate I am!

Seriously, for all your readers out there, I knew we are still newbies at gardening. But it is in my blood and I'm looking forward to doubling the size of our patch next year. And the Rossows have chickens now, which has got me thinking.....

Susan said...

Lots of zuke recipes, but easiest and very yummy is to just cut them lengthwise into wedges (quarters for a 5" zucchini, maybe eighths for a bigger one) and stir-fry them in olive oil, and then sprinkle with a little salt, pepper, garlic powder, and parmesan.

Elephantschild said...

My Favorite Zuke Recipe

1. Wait for nightfall
2. Load laundry basket with over-sized, previously-hidden baseball-bat zucchini.
3. Drive down to the end of your block.
4. Put basket on random porch
5. Ring doorbell
6. Run away.

mm1985 said...

Yummo!!! Susan shared my idea! Also, anything that calls for apples you can use zucchini. It is very hard to tell the difference. My Mom made these wonderful Apple pie bars...and we all raved over how awesome they were, and we found out she had used Zucchini.

Cate (Supermom) said...

I posted a blog post about a new way I prepared zucchini the other night and it was really, really delicious. http://diary-of-a-wanna-be-supermom.blogspot.com/2009/07/zucchini.html

I would also try googling chocolate zucchini cake; zucchini makes for an EXCELLENT, moist chocolate cake.

Cheryl said...

Thanks for the zuke ideas, everyone!

And EC, I have a better idea. How about I just box up that baby and send it around Flat Stanley style--we can all carve our initials in it before passing it on to the next gardener--I'll start with you, how's that? It can be our Zuke Stanley, or our Flat Zukely, or . . . oh, forget it. Off to the kitchen!

Melody said...

A real redneck would know its pronounced Tow-MAY-tr. You're secret is safe with us, Phil!

Marie N. said...

Lots of good and funny comments! Looks like you'll enjoy a nice harvest too. My favorites are grilled zucchini and stuffed zucchini. If any of them get too big to handle, then there's zucchini bread. Last week someone commented on my blog about them, and I posted some recipes there.

Faith said...

Pioneer Woman posted what looked like a good zuke cake recipe from her new recipe site on the cooking blog.

Also, you can cut them into strips, coat them with a little flour, parm, salt and pepper, and fry or bake them and eat them like fried eggplant or cheese, with some marinara (or ranch dip or some weirdness like that if you like it).