“When I pass a flowering zucchini plant in a garden, my heart skips a beat.” — Gwyneth Paltrow
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Explosions happening in the garden! Sunny yellows, technicolor greens, and a mind-boggling array of variations are all popping up.
Summer squash signals the height of summer for me, and I love the many recipes that emerge from the incredible abundance (my mom made an amazing fried zucchini when I was a kid!).
And the flowers? Don’t even get me started! Not only are they gorgeous but they are EDIBLE! I first learned of the culinary possibilities during my time teaching ESL in Oaxaca, Mexico.
If you are not familiar with Oaxaca, stop what you are doing and check out my very first post here on WordPress over 4 years ago entitled Inspiring C*O*L*O*R featuring my dear friend Elena Gonzalez and family who weave incredible ( and colorful!) wool rugs to support the local economy in their southern Mexican village of Teotitlan de Valle. So inspiring!
Recipes for zucchini coming soon, and a little spoiler here…..they may include zucchini flowers and Oaxaca!
As always, if you can contribute any yummy recipes, do tell! Contact me through the Contact tab on top.
Happy Tuesday, folks. May it be an inspired one.