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Posted by on Aug 15, 2013 in Nature | 2 comments

Warning to Non-Gardeners: Beware Zucchini Bandits

Never turn your back on a home garden in August. Years ago my family came back from a week’s vacation to find scores of zucchini the size of Little League bats.

Since I devoutly disapprove of wasting food, we packed a large plastic bag of the overgrown squash and took them to a Sunday brunch that would be attended mostly by gardenless weekenders. Into each unlocked car, we deposited a sample of the overgrown vegetable/fruit.

Back home, we made ratatouille and zucchini bread and pancakes, of course, but also devised a nutritious new low-calorie use, slicing them diagonally and substituting the zucchini for pasta in baked lasagna.

Neighbors of avid gardeners, beware. This is the time of year the Zucchini Bandit may strike.

Cross-posted from my blog.

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