Sunday, July 28, 2013

First Zucchini

It is late July and I'm just picking my first zucchini. Its a Cocozelle Zucchini from Botanical Interests.
This late harvest is caused solely by late planting.
This variety produce fruit at a slightly lower rate than some zucchini I've grown, so my two plants should be plenty for my wife and I. My guess is two plants will produce one fruit every third or fourth day from now till first frost in October. The seeds came from a pack that is a few years old, but the plants seem to be doing very well so far.

There it is on the mulch. Perfect size. You can see it has stripes. There's another about 3 inches long that should double in size in two days.
Its been a hot summer and I didn't want to cook inside even though it rained today and its cooler than usual.

I ended up making pizza with the zucchini and a farmers' market squash. I used the bread machine to make pizza dough.
I added the rolled out dough with olive oil to a cast iron skillet and put it on the barbeque. I precooked the dough and flipped it before adding the pizza sauce and toppings.

Zucchini Pizza!
This worked great! The house stayed cool and the pizza was delicious.

 Here is the finished product. The crust was a little thick. It was excellent with a little honey drizzled on it.
Yum Yum Yum.

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