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Zucchini, David MacTavish, Hutchinson Farm,
Burlington, ON, July 16, 2012
|Grown at Hutchinson Farm since
the 1990's. Available late June - late
Zucchini, also known as summer squash, is
closely related to the little patty-pan squash (our
family calls them spaceship squash)
"jack-o'-lantern" pumpkins and ornamental gourds! In our
cuisine we leave the pumpkins to fully mature (but if
you picked them young, you could use them just like
zucchini). Zucchini have beautiful yellow flowers that
can be eaten. Mild in flavour, zucchini can be eaten raw
- In season
Late June to late September.
- Purchasing tips
Fresh picked zucchini is very firm and shiny,
and it softens and darkens with age. The fresher
the better, so don't buy soft ones. We pick our
zucchini every day, so you're assured great
zucchini at our farm.
Size matters -the smaller the better!
We pick our zucchini 8-10" long. If you come
across one of those giant zucchinis, they will be
okay in zucchini bread, but we wouldn't recommend
them for anything else.
- Storing at
Zucchini will keep just fine on your counter
for a few days. Best to use them when they are
fresh and firm.
Yellow: Golden Delight
No. Just use it fresh
Grilled on BBQ, zucchini bread, salads,
I think this recipe comes from Jamie Oliver. It's
become one of our favourites, the key is to use
zucchini that was picked that day.
Use a potato peeler to thinly slice green and/or
yellow zucchini lengthwise (remember with
zucchini, the smaller the better).
Equal parts olive oil and freshly squeezed lemon
juice, plus a fresh red chile de-seeded and very
More recipes to come, please share yours!