Thursday, July 24, 2008

Zucchini Madness

I love this book, Animal Vegetable Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver. It is full of great ideas, information, tips and recipes. In this season of zucchini and having an abundance of them from the farm i remembered that there was a recipe in the book for Zucchini Chocolate Chip Cookies. I knew this one was meant for me to try. They are so delicious and moist. The recipe is on the books website here. I am surprised that there are any left, the kids love them despite containing veggies.

We also went to get this weeks box out at the farm yesterday and it was as usual full of veggies that were familiar and some not so familiar. This week we got salad, cucumbers(slicing and eating), more squash than i have any idea what to do with(squash fritters, bread maybe), potatoes(boiled with butter parsley, garlic and basil), green beans(i like them raw), the prettiest onions ever, basil and the sweetest, cutest baby fairytale eggplants. These i have not ideas for, i am stumped! Any ideas for what to do with eggplant without breading and frying it?
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8 comments:

MaryMary said...

I'm intrigued--I've heard a lot about that book. I'll have to check it out.

So Blessed said...

Those cookies look de-lish! I'm gonna have to track me down some zukes :)K

Sheri DelMage said...

zucchini cookies? i've never heard of that...sounds interesting...will have to try the recipe. don't like eggplant, sorry i can help you with that.

leslie said...

yes yes, zucchini cookies sounds great! i have three huge zucchinis on the counter waiting to be used up. i finally ate the last piece of the chocolate cake ( i made two and put one in the fridge). love this book so much i bought two, one to share and one to keep on hand at all times. looks like you got a nice box from your farm! no ideas on the eggplant, sorry.\
:)

Brown Family Blog said...

Spicy Chickpea Stew in that WW cookbook...do you have that cb? If not I will send it to you...love the eggplant in this recipe.

aswewalk.com said...

I haven't heard of that book, but I loved Poisonwood Bible.

Rebeca said...

fairytales are great sliced lengthwise and grilled. You can also make a garlic soy glaze (see this recipe that for corn (for this week's share) and substitute the corn for eggplant http://americanfood.about.com/od/saucesdipsanddressings/r/garlsoycorn.htm

and serve them with/over sticky white rice.

Or here's another somewhat similar recipe from another blog. I just love the sauces on the sticky white rice. If you also have bok choi or something like that you could steam it and add it on top of the rice as well. When I lived in Japan this was one of my favorite ways to eat eggplant. Hope you had a great vacation!

Rebeca said...

oops, forgot to add the last link:

http://coconutlime.blogspot.com/2007/09/fairy-tale-eggplant-in-ginger-garlic.html

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