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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Itsy bitsy teeny weeny cucumber'n'big zucchini

No, we didn't grow either of these.
My husband found the malformed "baby" cucumber among a neighbour's culls from his cucumber greenhouse. And he bought the big zucchini at a farm market because I said I'd like to try stuffing and baking one that size.
Never a dull moment here in "The Greenhouse Capital of the Prairie" as our town calls itself.
Photos by
Kay Davies
with thanks to
Richard Schear


9 comments:

Powell River Books said...

My zucchini didn't do well this year. After some research I discovered it needed more calcium. Now that I've given the plants several feedings they fruits are starting to set and mature. Maybe I'll find a big one when I get home from a brief trip back to the States. I like to stuff mine with a hamburger mixture with Italian sauce covered in melted cheese. I've also cut them into slices and used those instead of noodles to make a veggie lasagna. - Margy

Andy said...

Holy Moly! Nature is full of surprises.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Aww poor curly-cuke... and crikey, that zuke looks closer to being a marrow, it's that big! Delicious though... YAM xx

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Ha, I remember zucchini like that from my gardening days, there was always too much of it......I stuffed a zucchini once and it was delicious.............

Barb said...

Do you have a baking pan big enough for that zucchini?

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Quite the contrast! Our daughter and SIL had a dozen zuchinnis that size lying in a pile when we were out there earlier this week. Their patch got away from them. They're at that stage when they are still growing their garden for a family, but it is just the two of them at home now. We've been "helping" out all we can by taking home free produce every time we visit.... but I left the giant squash... guess she and I both should try stuffing one. How did yours turn out?

Kalantikan said...

Haha i love that cucumber mimicking a snake! Or maybe it is just sleeping. Joke!!! Thanks for visiting my site.

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

We have a couple like these, as well! I've been grating them into everything!!! :-)

Jenn Jilks said...

What a lovely gift from hubby! :-)