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“I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion.”  Henry David Thoreau 

In addition to Zucchini, we are growing Pumpkins in the garden.  We got a really nice crop of them last year (I still have some pureed pumpkin in the freezer).  This is just one of them – I think we’ll end up with four or five nice ones.  They are just starting to turn color . . . so pretty!  That is my shadow over the left side.






“I’m queen of my own compost heap & I’m getting used to the smell.”  Ani DiFranco

The City is starting a new Waste Disposal program effective October 1st.  It involves three waste bins – one for Recyclables, one for Organic waste (compost) and one for Garbage.  Organic waste will be picked up every week, but Recyclables and Garbage will alternate weeks.  We live in the country on acreage, so we’ll not put Organic waste at the curb, as we keep a big compost pile out back.  Unfortunately, I haven’t been as diligent about walking out to the compost pile – its just been easier to dump it in the garbage.  Now that garbage is only being picked up every other week, I have to get in the habit of  “taking the walk”.  So today I hauled all the guts from the zucchini that I’ve been processing the last few days.  Interestingly enough, the city allows animal waste in the Organics bin . . . but I won’t allow that in our garden compost.  Also – the coyotes would have a feast off the compost if we put chicken bones and other animal waste out there. 





“Vegetables are a must on a diet.  I suggest carrot cake, zuchinni bread, and pumpkin pie.”  Jim Davis

We planted zuchinni again this year . . . what were we thinking??  

I grated up and packaged 12 freezer bags (4 cups each) out of 3 large Zuchinni’s.  These guys are what’s left to deal with.  I’m going to do up several batches of zuchinni bread/muffins that will be enjoyed throughout the winter.  The grated Zuchinni will go in to soups, stews, spaghetti sauce etc . . . adding a yummy and healthy twist to my recipes.  

So I guess that’s what we were thinking!

(oh  . . . and those tomatoes are from the garden too . . . still have to figure out what to do with them!)




“Do you know the Muffin Man?”  from the movie Shrek

Mmmmmmmm . . . . baking this morning . . . using up all the zucchini goodness from the garden.  I took this shot with my D7000 on a tripod with the oven light on.  Can you see me?  Gonna freeze me up a bunch of these bad boys to enjoy in the months to come.  I did a triple batch of the Zucchini Bread recipe, but made muffins.  I did a tray of mini muffin bites as well.  Tomorrow I’ll post a picture of the Chocolate Zucchini Brownies that are in the works.  




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