Preserving the Harvest

I turned this:


Into this (it is likely that I’m the messiest, most disorganized cook you’ll ever find):


And finally into this:



I shredded, chopped, diced, seeded, sliced, mixed, froze, canned until I could do no more.

Here are a few recipes of some of the things I made today (if there is no link, try back – I am adding recipes all night):

Zucchini and Tomato Italian Soup

Stewed Tomatoes

Zucchini and Onion

The best zucchini bread I ever did eat.”

We recently had our roof replaced. A friend of a cousin did the work for us, so I fed them lunch every day they were here. Gregg was also home, so it was a fun time.

One of the days, I picked what was ready out of my garden and they were working on the side of the roof where they could see me. I had several nice looking zucchinis, and I overhead one of the laborers say to another, “I love me some zucchini bread.”

Since I hadn’t made dessert for lunch yet, I went into the house and whipped up a batch of my Grandpa Poe’s Zucchini Bread. This is the zucchini bread I grew up on, and have never really eaten one I enjoy more.

After lunch, the men got up from the table, and one of them said to me, “Ma’am. That was the best zucchini bread I ever did eat.”

High compliments, indeed, coming from an old Kentucky boy.


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