Wednesday, 9 April 2014

One Year...I Grew Them In An Old Drawer!


       When I decided that Zucchini would be included in the menu tonight...

     I got to thinking about it...

     How I love the delicate FLowers that the plant puts out...

     Before the Fruit starts to grow...

                       The beautiful colour of the Flowers...

     With the sunlight shining thru...

     Whether it be Yellow or Green...I love Zucchini!!!

     One year...at the cottage...I even grew them in an old drawer...

                On the beach...

                                   Imagine that!!!

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      Hope you all had a great day...

     Sunny here....more melting....YAY!!!

     My daughter Lissa...her husband Jeff and Miss V are joining us for dinner...

             On the menu tonight...

                  Roasted Pork Tenderloin...Toasted New potatoes and Yams...

                                 And...the star of the show...

                                      Roasted Zucchini with Parmesan cheese...

                                                    Greek Salad



                 Enjoy your evening....

                        Cheers!   :o)
                           linda









42 comments:

  1. Yummy zucchini ... I must grow some this year, haven't grown them for a couple of years.
    An old drawer is perfect for growing plants in, I'm always trying to think outside the pot. I already plan on using the old kitchen sink when the kitchen reno is done :)
    Lovely day, lots of plants poking through the ground .... sure hope it continues.

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    1. I always have good luck with zucchini...pretty easy to grow!
      I noticed some new growth here as well, Linda...
      Lookin' good!

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  2. What a darling way to grow something so delicious...zucchini....The close ups are great. Did you start with plants or seeds?

    I have a big wooden barrel...that would be a good start I think?

    Dinner sounds delicious as usually...Wish they would add a "Smell" button to blog!!

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    1. I always buy plants, Wanda....way easier♥️
      A barrell would be perfect! Give it a try!
      I will look into the "smell" button! Hahaha!

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  3. They grow anywhere, and once they start they just don't stop!
    Have a lovely evening.

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    1. Absolutely! I love the flowers.....

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  4. What superb photos Linda! I decided not to plant zucchini and yellow squash this year. I used old drawers to plant in last summer too. I have watermelon in one, and herbs in one, and cantaloupe in one. A good way to plant, I think!
    Enjoy your peeps for dinner. I am helping a friend move. Just the easy stuff.
    xo Kris

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    1. They only lasted 2 summers...unfortunately after that,they went on the bonfire!
      You have an AWESOME veggie garden!

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  5. have you ever breaded the flowers and fried and eaten them?
    They are such a pretty flower I agree! SOmetimes the evil cutworms snap the flowers right off. I try to save them by putting old milk carton jugs over the buds...

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    1. Never have.....should do that....perhaps this year!
      No buggie problems with my crop.....but.....last year the local raccoon ate EVERYTHING in sight!

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  6. well that sounds wonderful! Planting in a drawer!!! I like that!!

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  7. Such pretty flowers and to think you grew the zucchini in an old drawer that's cool . Oh supper sounds YUMMY ! Our supper was spaghetti , Cesar salad and Italian bread YUM !! The weather has been lovely here sunny warm and we have no snow left .Thanks for sharing , Have a good evening .

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    1. Yup...an old dresser...used all the drawers! Clever,eh?
      Spaghetti is ALWAYS good!

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  8. I love a zucchini here and there too. Nothing says summer quite like summer squash.
    My mom in law keeps telling me you can eat the flowers.
    :0)

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    1. Yes you can...the problem is timing it just right...before they unfurl...

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  9. Pretty photos Linda. I love the shades of green and yellow. I love zucchini and add it often to rice dishes along with many other veggies. A favorite dish is stuffed zucchini. My daughter grew so many last year she was begging people to take them. Dinner sounds good. I was out with son, daughter in law and Riley and Bradley for fish and chips tonight. We have a pub that serves the best around. Hugs, Deb

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    1. That was like me last summer with the darn cucumbers!
      I couldn't! Even GIVE them away by August!
      I LOVE fish and chips...especially in a pub!
      Lucky you!

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  10. Looks like July here with those plants! ha.

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    1. Yes......doesn't it feel wonderful!

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  11. Our zucchini usually go for world domination..so we eat 'em!
    Jane x

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    1. That'll teach 'em.....eh Jane?

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  12. We love them too! And they are so easy to grow! I have my seeds in the soil already :)

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    1. Good for you Aga...I buy the plants...easier for me...good harvest to you!

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  13. Zucchini is a must for any garden.

    This is yummy...

    1 1/3 Cups Chopped Zucchini
    3/4 Cup Chopped Tomatoes
    1/3 Cup Chopped Onion
    1/4 Cup Grated Parmesan Cheese
    1 Cup Skim Milk
    1/2 Cup Bisquick
    2 Eggs
    1/4 Tsp Salt (optional)
    1/4 Tsp Pepper

    Preheat oven to 400 F.
    Lightly grease 10 inch pie plate
    Mix zucchini, tomatoes, onion and cheese in pie plate.
    Beat the remaining ingredients until smooth.
    Pour into pie plate.
    Bake until a knife inserted comes out clean. (About 30 minutes)
    Cool for 5 minutes before serving.
    Makes 6 servings.

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    1. Thanks Birdie!
      Will make it with this years crop...and post!
      Remind me......hahaha!
      Better still....Devon can make it!

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  14. Nice zucchini. I grew it a few years when we lived in NY and we were inundated! I learned a lot of new ways to make zucchini. :)

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    1. I'll bet you did!
      One or two plants is plenty.....

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  15. Dinner sounds yummy. Hope you all had a good time.
    Birdie's recipe sounds yummy, too!

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    1. Had a great time! Thanks!
      You should make that recipe......

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  16. Linda

    You can follow me at irisheyesknitters.blogspot.com
    I think I'm on ATOM if you scroll to the bottom of the posts page. THANKS!

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  17. Oh yes Linda, zucchini is the easiest and fruitful veg. you can grow... I love how there are so many recipes from cakes to salads.... I plant them every year in the garden.

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    1. Can't wait to get my hands dirty!

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  18. Che spettacolo di colori e che splendide zucchine!!!

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    1. So sad that I don't speak Spanish? French?

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  19. Ashamed to say I've never grown them. I really must - they're so beautiful. Well - you make them look beautiful anyway. x

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    1. Thanks Em!
      You are the one who makes EVERYTHING look beautiful♥️

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  20. Your evening meal sounds delicious Linda . I'm about to plant some salad leaves in an ancient tin bath outside, maybe a few carrots too. I love zucchini or courgette as we call them.

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    1. Sounds great!
      I can't wait for planting time here....we are a wee bit late this year....

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  21. A zucchini in an old drawer... Well, what d'you know?I thought I'd seen it all. Unbelievable. :)

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  22. I am pretty sure that you could grow anything anywhere Linda!! xx

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