Zucchinis get a bit of a bad wrap. They take a lot of space in your patch, yield unmanageable gluts of mild tasting vegetables and turn your back on them and they produce clubs.
They have also been the victims of poor cooks - remember those large saucepans full of ratatouille from your shared house goes vego days? Ratatouille is forever known as 'rats tails' among my uni days friends as a result.
Each Tuesday over the southern late spring and summer, I am going to post on the zucchini. I welcome your contributions to this project of improving the status of this vegetable and will set up a Mr Linky in time for next week's post. Perhaps you have a favourite recipe, a lovely photo, a growing tip?
To get this started, I took the camera out this morning and took some photos of my zucchini - Greenskin. I thought I better capture its appearance before it moved - it might not be looking so chipper after a long drive!
Love your zucchini, love eating your zucchini. Northern hemisphere folk - how have you dealt with your glut over the last warm season? Antipodeans - what varieties are you growing? What are you looking forward to making with your zuccs?