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    THanks FORT friends. I will try all suggestions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by veejer;3947683;
    That reminds me of an old joke:

    What do call someone who buys zucchini at the store during the summer?
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    Isn't that the truth One year, I made the mistake of planting more than 1 plant and had way too much zucchini.
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    Quote Originally Posted by myrosiedog;3947309;
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    I have to tell you that I am addicted to your cucumber spread. It just tastes so fresh and cool. Like summer! I am thinking that I might try it with goat cheese or even with greek yogurt next.
    I've been picking and saving cucumbers from the garden so I'll have enough to make us some spread. I love it too and can just eat it with a spoon.
    It is good as a dip for fresh veggies and as a salad dressing. I like to take a tomato stuff it with tuna and then top it with the spread.
    Perfect summer lunch.
    Let me know how it turns out with goat cheese or yogurt.

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    Re: General Food Talk

    For zucchini, I like to saute it up with garlic and olive oil, and put it over pasta with parmesan cheese. I'll do this with lots of the vegetables I like: asparagus (when I do that, I sometimes use goat cheese instead and I add a bit of lemon juice), spinach, yellow summer squash, etc, and sometimes a combination of a few.

    I haven't tried lately but a part of me remains convinced that I should be able to parmesan zucchini much like I do eggplant. No successes yet, unfortunately.

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    You can't go wrong adding zucchini to a veggie omelette, quiche or lasagne.
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    Looks like a bumper crop of zucchini is headed my way. Having never been a fan of this veggie can someone post some recipes for me to try? Thank you..
    This is one of our most favorite summer vegetables...

    Slide it (into slices or rounds, your choice, as long as they're all about the same width).

    Use a basting brush to apply a really light coat of olive oil, and then sprinkle a little bit of kosher salt over the slices.

    Put on the grill. How long it takes depends on how thick the slices are (and honestly, my husband usually does this part!). They should be bite-tender.

    Take them off the grill and sprinkle parmesan cheese on them.

    Yum :-)

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    Re: General Food Talk

    There is always zucchini bread or muffins too. Yum.

    Marinated Zucchini Salad


    1 lb zucchini, washed, sliced paper thin
    1 large lemon, juice of, more to taste
    2 garlic cloves, crushed and cut in half
    1-2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
    salt
    fresh ground black pepper
    2-3 tablespoons fresh basil or fresh parsley, chopped



    In a glass or non-metal bowl, toss the thinly sliced zucchini with the lemon juice, garlic halves, olive oil; salt and pepper to taste. (If I think about it, sometimes I add a bit of finely grated lemon zest, too.)

    Cover bowl and refrigerate 4-8 hours, stirring occasionally.
    Once you are ready to serve the salad, remove the garlic cloves. Save one garlic clove, finely minced and toss back into the salad along with the fresh herb of choice. *Important*: stir in the fresh herbs with the zucchini mixture before serving.
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    Re: General Food Talk

    I've been trying to remember to try goat cheese, as I am a cheese-head. Do you get this in the deli section of the grocery store? Strong flavor or mild flavor?

    I'm not a big fan of zucchini, but I don't think I've had it enough ways to declare it "yuck".
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    At our grocery store, the goat cheese is in the section of the deli where the specialty cheeses are. The taste is similar to Feta only it's creamier, less salty and has a bit of a tang. You can get it plain or coated in pepper or herbs. I think you'll love it Shay.
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    Re: General Food Talk

    We get a locally farmed and made goat cheese that is so good. I like the herbed one they make. They also make a feta like goat cheese too and it's very good.
    But the normal kind is fairly creamy, tangy, but kind of bland. That's why I like the herbed one and think using the cucumber stuff would be good in it.
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