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Garden Hoe

“I am writing in the garden. To write as one should of a garden one must write not outside it or merely somewhere near it, but in the garden.”

-The Secret Garden. 

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Today I am not writing in the garden. Instead, I am writing in my kitchen, mapping a course out of this zucchini maze. Currently baking is a loaf of chocolate chip zucchini bread. The smell of warm roasting cinnamon, wafting from the oven, is taunting me.

Fact: One zucchini plant can produce enough fruit to feed a family for the entire summer.

Question: What does one single person do when three thriving zucchini plants produce enough fruit to feed an army? (Remembering my mishaps from last year, I’m in a state of shock.)

Answer: Your coworkers get lots of free zucchini treats.

Here is a list of the zucchini desserts that have been a hit:

  1. Chocolate Chip Zucchini Banana MuffinsHealthy-Zucchini-Muffins-with-Chocolate-Recipe
  2. Zucchini Coffee CakeBrown-Butter-Zucchini-Coffee-Cake-1
  3. Zucchini BrowniesZucchini-Brownies-1-of-6w

I had a roommate who made chocolate chip banana muffins every Sunday. Have you eaten one? It’s heaven! It spoiled me, so now I look for every opportunity to put banana and chocolate chip in pastries. It’s so tasty! Throwing in the zucchini makes me feel like the muffins are a little healthier. They couldn’t possibly be, though, because they’re too delicious.

The coffee cake is my personal favorite. It’s a simple recipe, easy to make, and easier to eat. I shared this with my coworkers and friends. Then made some more. Then made some more.  Don’t skip the cinnamon glaze that goes on top!

I thought I had under-cooked the brownies because they were sooo ooey and goey. The chocolate frosting was amazing! Also a treat I brought to work that was gone immediately! As the recipe calls for, you’ll have to eat them with a fork!

I have many more recipes to go and will post as they’ve been tried and tested. What are your favorite zucchini recipes? Any recipes you want me to try out? Comment below!

-Erica

 

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