How to grow and enjoy summer’s most versatile veggie
When I think of summer in the Berkshires I think of my mom’s flourishing garden in the backyard and the tons of zucchini growing there. It’s like we had zucchini coming out of our ears, and I know we weren’t the only ones.
If you have a garden or if you visit the local farmers markets you’re bound to happen upon an abundance of zucchini, but have you ever thought about how good zucchini is for you? Or how about the seemingly endless possibilities of what to do with it? Well, as a nutritionist and self-proclaimed foodie, I sure have.
The zucchini is related to both the melon and cucumber and is actually considered both a fruit and a vegetable. Biologically, the zucchini is a fruit because it is the ripened ovary of a seed-bearing plant, but in the kitchen … Read the rest