Saturday, August 28, 2010

Zucchini: Golden Squashes

First lets dispel a myth. Zucchini is not a vegetable. It is actually an immature fruit - the swollen ovary of the female zucchini flower to be precise. Zucchinis hail from the Americas... at least the squash family did... the varieties of squash typically called "zucchini" were developed in Italy over many generations. Ok I didn't actually know that until I Googled it but I won't tell if you don't...
Our zucchini are the yellow variety and appear happy and content in the middle vege patch. Zucchini are a personal favourite of mine though not so with the boys. Oh well... more for me.

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