Holy Garden Haul 2014 Vol. 1


It’s time for this summer’s ‘holy garden haul’ competition – if you have a great haul, beautiful tomato or something like that, send an email and a couple photos to princeofpetworth(at)gmail with your neighborhood and garden haul in the subject line and I’ll pick a few winners a week (free PoPville t-shirt.) For today:

“We’ve pulled some giant zucchini out of our garden in Brookland this summer (they keep hiding under the big leaves). We’ve now had. 3.5 pound, 4.5 pound, and the latest 5.5 pound. So far squash casserole, roasted zucchini soup, cheesy zucchini quinoa, and chocolate zucchini bread has used up most, but we’re always in search of new recipes! We also have yellow squash, green beans, cucumbers, eggplant, okra, basil, cilantro, kale, spinach, jalapeños, bell peppers, an cherry peppers this year.”


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  • Nigella Lawson has a great recipe for Zucchini cake with lemon curd, it’s always a big hit! http://www.washingtonpost.com/pb/recipes/floras-famous-zucchini-cake/7544/

  • justinbc

    Squash pie is one of my favorite things about going home (where my parents grow their own as well).

  • Mark my words… within the month the Great Zucchini Uprising will begin and Brookland will be ground zero.

    Or maybe I’ve just been watching too much Battlestar Galactica lately…

  • Wow, looks great. I wish we could get something like that going in our yard but the wife isn’t the biggest fan of growing and then eating food from our/DC backyards if you know what I mean…

  • Out of curiosity, how big of a garden do you need to get a haul like that? I really crammed in the plants this year, and have gotten two tomatoes and a zucchini so far (plus herbs, and lettuce earlier in the season). Have a few more tomatoes, a zucchini and an eggplant, and some peppers that need to ripen/grow a bit more, but I wish I had as much produce coming in as some of you do.

  • I picked a 11.2 lb Lebanese squash a couple days ago. For best taste, this type should be picked when its about 6″ but ones that are huge like that are good in breads!

  • Whoa! I like these zucchini quinoa burgers (vegan) http://food52.com/recipes/18585-zucchini-quinoa-burgers. I usually make at least a 1.5 or double batch.

    Any chance you can share the other recipes?

  • I made zucchini fries today and they were to die for.

    I used this recipe with almond flour and cooked in olive oil (vs coconut)

    They were so good, my husband even loved them and he’s very picky.

  • you can spiralize those babies and make pasta. look up spiralize onmthe net

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