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Culinary no-no #17
By Kevin Fischer
Sunday, Sep 16 2007
Around this time of the year, they come out of the woodwork like mosquitoes and footballs. I’m talking about zucchini.
From Blork.org, a blog about food, Montreal, and the author:
Too much zucchini?
I accidentally bought two bags of zucchini at the Jean-Talon Market on Sunday. So we’re going zucchini crazy. Sunday evening we had that caprese salad with grilled zucchini, and Monday night we had an awesome cream of zucchini soup (very mildly curried) along with a leek tart (made from market leeks).
Today I had leftover zucchini soup for lunch, and tonight we had a huge pile of grilled zucchini (and grilled red peppers and grilled onions) with our barbequed pork loin (that had a honey/mustard/balsamic “crust”). Tomorrow’s dinner will be more leftover zucchini soup and pizza with (leftover) grilled zucchini, peppers, and onions. And after that we’ll still have about four zucchinis left.
They’re so plentiful, they’re like weeds. Wake up one morning and your living room rug is full of them.
Go out to your car, open your glove compartment…..sure enough. You’ve got zucchini.
Bring out the fall jackets and coats. Check the pockets. You’ve got zucchini.
Someone will die and send the damn stuff to you in their will.
Culinary no-no: this time of year, don’t buy zucchini. Don’t take any off the hands of an apparent goodhearted neighbor. Resist the temptation to stop at a roadside stand and purchase a bag to take home.
Somehow, someway, you will find zucchini or zucchini will find you.
Baskin Robbins has 31, Heinz has 57, but there aren’t enough ways to get rid of that doggone zucchini, so run, don’t walk when you come within a mile of the stuff.
Like the energizer bunny or a pack of rabbits, that green vegetable will keep coming, and coming, and coming, and coming…