Friday, July 9, 2010

In my Garden

It is zucchini time. Zucchini can grow inches over night. Here are pics from Monday and then on Thursday.

When it comes time to pick check that the zucchini is between 6 and 12 inches. Don't wait for them to get really big. The more you pick the more the plant will produce. Twist the zucchini gently to release it from the plant. Don't pull too hard. It should come off fairly easy.

I like to put zucchini in pasta dishes, on the grill by itself, on kabobs,....

We have an entire row of green and yellow squash. So pretty soon the house will be filled with squash. We can't possibly use it all right now. So you can freeze it.

Here's how:

First you'll want to wash it.
Then slice it up into chunks.
Cook the squash for about 3-4 minutes in boiling hot water (blanch).
Quickly cool the squash in ice water for about 5 minutes.
Now place the squash in freezer bags. Be sure to get out as much air as possible.

I wouldn't recomment using these for anything other than cooking. The thawed veggies will be pretty mushy. However, this is great for pasta sauces and casseroles in the middle of winter. And they were free from your garden. Yum

1 comment:

  1. I am jealous that you have squash already, my plants are still tiny. Thanks for following The Coupon Posse, we are following back :)