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Zucchini Rules Garden This Year

On her Facebook wall, former Shoshone County commissioner Sherry Krulitz posts: "Our zucchini are coming on strong. Last year, they did terrible…. this year, I'm already sharing them." She also adds a recipe for the delicious looking zucchini concoction above. I agree with Sherry. Zukes are coming on early this year. So here's the question:

Question: What's your favorite way to eat zucchini?

One drawback to working from home

You can't bring overflow homegrown produce and unwanted Halloween candy to the office.

Bill Hall: Zucchini & Tofu For Brains

I heard a scientist on television say that the human brain is about the same consistency as tofu. That explains a lot about the limits of human thinking. Too many of us have tofu for brains. We prove the limits of the human brain when we choose tofu - and zucchini - for dinner. I mention zucchini in the same context as tofu because both are nearly flavorless foods that are eaten for reasons other than flavor or excitement. I was reminded of that by a newspaper recipe urging us to cook tofu in hot Mexican sauce. That is a desperate and revealing attempt to impart flavor to a tofu dish. Tofu is not eaten because it tastes so great, or because it tastes at all. It is eaten for two reasons - because it is a large, healthy dose of the protein vegetarians need in place of meat and because it makes the people who eat it feel morally superior to meat eaters.Zucchini, by contrast, is not exactly brimming over with nutrition. You could eat tons of it every day and starve to death if you didn't also consume something like meat, tofu or maybe a five-gallon latte/Bill Hall, Lewiston Tribune. More here.

Question: Anyone out there regularly eat tofu? Really?

Another use for zucchini

FRENCHTOWN, Mont. — Police say a Montana woman used an unlikely weapon to fend off a charging bear — a zucchini.

Missoula County Sheriff’s Lt. Rich Maricelli says a 200-pound black bear attacked the woman’s 12-year-old collie just after midnight Wednesday on the back porch of her home about 15 miles west of Missoula.

When the woman, whom police did not name, screamed to draw the bear’s attention, it charged her and swiped at her leg.

Maricelli says the woman jumped back into the doorway and reached for the nearest object on her kitchen counter — a 12-inch zucchini from her garden.

What’s your favorite way to use zucchini?

Sunny: 1st Zucchini Alert Of Summer

At Bent’s Beer Garden, Sunny posts w/exclamation points: “Yes we have zucchini!!! … .and yes you can use it to make more than just bread. One plant will provide you with more than enough zucchini for the entire season.” Now, I don’t know about you. But zucchini is a staple in the vegetable part of my garden. Gotta have ‘em, along with yellow crooknecks and some other type of squash that usually doesn’t grow for some reason. Also, I’m neighborly enough not to try to pawn the ones that grow to the size of large hogs because I forget to check them every day.

Question: What do you do w/your excess zucchini squash late in the summer when you’re overrun by them?