zucchini

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my dad and i have shared a garden in my back yard for about 5 years and this, by far, is our best year yet! i think it has to do with the raised beds we finally installed. a beautiful set of 4 cedar boxes overflowing with zucchini, squash, peppers and tomatoes. the zucchini and squash have been our biggest challenge throughout our gardening days. squash borers have, apparently, gotten the word out to all their friends and family that our garden is the place to be. so, we were both quite surprised at this year’s bounty. let’s just say, by the end of the summer, i’ll be doing a squash detox.

i’ve been cooking and baking these guys every which way…zucchini parmesan crisps, squash casserole, America’s Test Kitchen’s amazingly delicious zucchini bread, raw on salads, in stir-frys, on top of pasta and finally, this weekend in the form of Whole Living’s zucchini patty sandwiches. feel free to leave some more suggestions…i’m sure we’ll have a few ready to pick!

ps. i thought the yogurt and mint topping would be a bit bland, so we whipped up a simple tzatziki sauce in it’s place. we also added some banana peppers to the sandwich…delicious!

zucchini patty sandwiches