The prairies encompass everything I love. The quiet, distant sounds that calm; the open air that inspires; the smells that bring comfort, and the sunshine that warms me. My Prairie Story is about sharing all the good things that have been instilled in me growing up and living on the prairies - my new and old family recipes, nurturing my homegrown garden, making my house a home, getting away to our cabin at the lake, and just keeping up with life! ~ Alison Zulyniak
There is a prairie saying about zucchini that I remember going something like this - "Not to have zucchini, is not having friends". This means that zucchini is basically easy to grow, and usually produces many fruit (yes, botanically zucchini is a fruit, but we all treat it like a vegetable), which in turn results in gardeners always giving away their abundant yield to family, friends and neighbors.
Zucchini is a squash and can be steamed, boiled, grilled, stuffed and baked, barbecued, fried and shredded. I find it really does not have much of a taste so I like it in recipes where there is an abundance of other flavors or seasoning; as well, incorporating it into baked goods helps to keep them moist.