Grow Some Zucchini, Eat the Blossoms!

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Vegetable gardeners grow their own food partly to get the incomparable flavor of home-grown vegetables, and one of the easiest vegetables to grow is zucchini. All you need is regular water and sun, and zucchini will multiply beyond your wildest imagination. Home-grown zucchini have a delightful flavor compared to the ones from the store, you can even eat the blossoms for a gourmet treat from the garden! Here are a couple of delicious ideas for cooking squash blossoms.

In the photo, Stuffed Squash Blossoms from Superspark. Don't they look mouth-watering?

For fantastic step-by-step photos of making fried zucchini blossoms, check out a wonderful post at Dinner in the Yellow House.

Get Sconed has Vegan Italian Fried Zucchini Blossoms.

Theres a beer-batter version of Fried Zucchini Blossoms from Cottage at Cabbage Creek.

Fried Zucchini Blossoms with Feta and Mint gives the recipe a Greek twist at More Than Burnt Toast.

Finally, if you don't feel like frying, you can always make a Zucchini Blossoms Frittata, as shown by Lox, Stock, and Barrel.

Blogher food Editor Kalyn Denny loves to grow zucchini. She hasn't cooked the blossoms yet, but recently tried out a new recipe for Cheesy Zucchini with Garlic and Parsley.


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