Posted by: vegevores | August 17, 2010

The word is zucchini

by Samantha

I love everything about zucchini. I love the way it’s spelled, the way it sounds. The letter z doesn’t get used enough and the “zuch” sound followed by “ini” is perfect.

The veggie itself is also delicious.

It is officially zucchini season in Michigan and before I get carried away with zucchini bread I decided to make my new recipe for last week be Disappearing Zucchini Orzo from Barbara Kingsolver’s book Animal Vegetable Miracle.  I plan to talk more about my unmitigated love for that book in a post very soon, but for now go here: and try out the zucchini orzo. I made the recipe exactly as is and my only suggestion is that you shred your zucchini a little more thickly (is thickly the right word? coarsely?) than you would for zucchini bread. I shredded mine very finely (thinly?) and it didn’t mix very evenly throughout the dish. Also, don’t shy away from the spices and cheese.

Overall, this was a great recipe, quick and savory! But don’t take my word for it:

Take Casey’s.



  1. Sue-Ellen made this one time for VML Book Club, and it was DELICIOUS! I’m going to have to get creative with my cooking starting next week–when I’m marginally employed and have lots of time on my hands.

  2. […] Sam has said before, the zucchini is perfect and I experimented with a little egg-free zucchini bread-baking a couple of days ago. […]

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