Monday 5 December 2011

Not-so-baby zucchini!

Oops! Need to harvest a bit earlier next time...

Remember those adorable little baby zucchini I posted about a couple of weeks ago? One of them turned into this 1.5kg MONSTER!

So we celebrated the start  the summer harvest with a dinner featuring lots of tasty things from the garden.


There was the monster zucchini, green beans, basil, lettuce and rocket, and some baby radishes (probably picked before they were ready but I couldn't resist!)

The tomatoes are growing up and up, but there's nothing ready to eat yet. The eggplants have flowers on them now, as do the button squash and chilli plants. The carrot seeds are sprouting. The rocket has bolted and gone to seed, so it might be time to replace it with some rainbow chard. The tiny dwarf bean plant is putting out an incredible amount of delicious beans - we might have to plant another!
Stuffed with mince and rice
Vegetable Feast

Zucchini stuffed with Minced Beef and Brown Rice with a Spicy Tomato Sauce
Red Cabbage Salad
Green Bean and Capsicum Salad
Tomato and Basil Salad
Green Salad
Toasted Pita Bread
Greek Yoghurt

I was a little worried that the zucchini might have been bitter after growing so large, but it was still sweet and delicious - hooray for home grown vegies!


Frogdancer said...

I've never made stuffed zucchini, so your photo was interesting. So THAT'S how you do it!

Sarah said...

Hi Frogdancer - I might post the actual recipe. It was very easy and you could change it to stuff other vegetables too.