Z is for zucchini

Dear Diary,

Jesse: Courgettes, marrows or zucchinis - we'll be eating them for weeks in all sorts of forms: cookies, breads, cakes, slices, loaves - the list seems endless.  

Have you ever noticed how you check the courgettes in the evening and by the next morning they have tripled in size?  I think this plant is the answer to world hunger.  The way ours grow and multiply, I think I could feed our entire village.  Luckily, they make some pretty tasty items.

It was time to make a zucchini cake for tea time so I sent the boys out to the garden to fetch one.

"Push, Angelo!  We've a way to go to the kitchen!"
The worked together well as a team and brought in the largest one.  Funny how just yesterday is was half this size.

I have a number of different recipes but there is one cake recipe I like in particular.  It makes a moist and tasty dessert.  We try to never buy any dessert items from the grocery store.  It might be different if we had a real bakery in our area.  

"I'll cut the cake.  Adam, put the kettle on!"
The boys helped me to make the batter and get it into the oven.  That evening we had a delicious slice of freshly baked cake with our tea.  As you can see, Angelo could hardly wait to get his slice!


  1. That cake looks great. It is strange but I have never been able to grow courgettes here in the UK

  2. The boys look very smart in their summer outfits.

    1. Thank you for the compliment. Adam is still waiting for more clothes but he is a patient guy and makes do with what he has.

  3. That is so true about courgettes! Always interesting (to me) that when I plant them they either produce or way, way more than I can keep up with.
    Angelo and Adam seem to be enjoying the summer weather.

  4. Summer was late coming this year so the boys are definitely making up for lost time by spending time in the sunshine. Courgettes simply take-over any garden space in which they've been planted. I keep searching for more recipes to use them in. We can eat only so much cake, slice and stuffed zucchini so!


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