Friday Shout-Out: ZucchiniPosted on Sep 9, 2011 | 15 comments
It’s Friday, which means another round of shout-outs for a week of great recipes! If you recall for last week‘s inaugural Shout-Out I focused on peaches as a glut of end-of-season stone fruit translated into a vast array of appetizing peach recipes. This week is all about Zucchini (that’s courgettes for the rest of the world). It got in my head last week when I started seeing great recipes like Mission: Food’s Farfalle with Zucchini Sauce, Chef in Disguise’s Zucchini Dip, Kitchen Lab’s Courgette and Pesto Gratin, and Wine Country Cook’s Zucchini Bruschetta.
This week continued to be all about zucchini in the food blogosphere. Even I had a zucchini recipe in the form of Round Zucchini Stuffed with Couscous. As these recipes prove, zucchini is unbelievably versatile, showing up in everything from savory to sweet in every which way. I can’t think of a better way to celebrate the end of a great summer than with a mess of zucchini recipes. Enjoy and have a great weekend!
In addition to these great zucchini recipes, these are some great food blogs so be sure to stop by and see what other mouth-watering concoctions they’ve cooked up.
Eggs, Cream and Honey – It was love at first sight when I saw Heather’s Lemon and Courgette Cupcakes. I adore the flavor combination of lemon and zucchini and baking it into a delicious and pretty cupcake is just genius. Also, as she points out, it’s a great way to sneak some veggies to loved ones if necessary.
Gimme Some Oven – I think I have to crown Ali of Gimme Some Oven the Queen of Zucchinis this week. Why? Well, because she just hosted her own self-proclaimed “Zucchini Week” with six zucchini recipes in six days! And each looks better than the last, highlighting yet another incredible use for zucchini. There’s her Zucchini Waffles from last week, a totally tempting Zucchini Parmesan, a seriously sinful Chocolate Zucchini Cake, and – the topper – Zucchini Pizza with Roasted Garlic Sauce. And that’s not all. You’ll have to visit her blog to see what other awesome zucchini recipes she came up with.
The Life and Loves of Grumpy’s Honeybunch – Another great blog that has also been on a zucchini roll. Last week she started out strong with a yodel-like Chocolate Zucchini Roll with Spiced Cream Filling and then hit it out of the park this week with Chipotle Cheddar Zucchini Biscuits. You heard that right. Chipotle. Cheddar. Zucchini. Biscuits.
Not Derby Pie – Rivka of Not Derby Pie is a close second to winning the title of Zucchini Queen of the week, providing one single, recipe-packed post on creative ways to use up that last of season zucchini. She shows us how to make Zucchini Boats, Zucchini Frittata, and Zucchini Bread – all of which look amazing.
What Megan’s Making – I only recently discovered What Megan’s Making and am so happy I did! Meghan’s Zucchini Bacon and Mozzarella Quiche looks ooey, gooey, and absolutely delicious. And despite the mozzarella and bacon it’s been adapted from Cooking Light Magazine so it’s somewhat healthy!
Did you make or see any other mouth-watering zucchini recipes this week? What’s your favorite way to savor the last zucchini of summer? Leave a comment and let me know!