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Celebrating Zucchini Season!

Well it is that time of year again.   You know, that time of year when everyone you know has an abundant crop of zucchini they are more than happy to share.   And because I enjoy zucchini, you will never hear me complaining!   I think what I enjoy most about zucchini is its versatility.   You can enjoy zucchini as an appetizer, entrée, bread or dessert.   You can eat it raw, steamed, grilled, fried, baked or sautéed; and oh my goodness, you can even enjoy zucchini ice cream!   I think you get the picture.   When life gives you an abundance of zucchini, it’s time to get yourself busy in the kitchen! On occasion, you will stumble upon those who turn their noses up to this friendly vegetable.   Perhaps these unfortunate ones had a mother who made them eat a bland version of stewed tomatoes and zucchini when they were a child?  I find it hard to understand zucchini dislike, because (to me anyway) zucchini doesn’t actually have a distinct texture, flavor or smell.   And for thos

A Taste of Summer...Creamy Corn Chowder

Written for the River Current Publication  What screams summer more than a steamy, buttered ear of corn on the cob?    Sweet corn is one of summer’s simplest, purest pleasures.   A fresh-picked ear, cooked to perfection and lightly buttered, offers us an incredible sweetness, intoxicating flavor and who would have guessed…healthy, nutritional benefits too!    I know I anxiously await its arrival and then seem determined to eat it with every meal...before it becomes a distant memory until the following year.   I remember as a child pretending with my brother and sister that we were typewriters; skillfully gliding our teeth across the tiny golden rows of corn; working our way across each row before we returned back the other way…filled with delight as the butter dripped down our chins.   I asked a younger gal at work today if she would understand what I meant if I shared this typewriter analogy.   She replied, Oh yeah, of course I would know what that meant.    One of these