Reclaiming Your Zucchinis!
As farmers we are well aware that so many years have been spent with the fun games of ‘hide the zucchini/squash’….hanging a bag on a friend/family members front door, ringing the doorbell, and running away; or dropping a large or funny looking zucchini into the backseat of someone’s car; and even popping them into someone’s mailbox at the end of driveways! Once upon a time these great games did not have a ‘reclaiming’ method being applied…..and in these days of great change – well, let’s try seeing our zucchini (or squash in general) in a whole new way! OUR Educational Food Box has been working to bring together ‘inquiry based learning’ and K-12 learning with fun/yummy Kitchen Crafting! Sooooo – let’s look at what we can cook up in the learning potential from within your Food Box this week! OUR Farm Team is growing some pretty interesting squash that we invite you to research and learn more about:
1) KABOCHA SQUASH: So great to ‘hide’ this yummy squash in Tempura or pie for a flavour and consistency that is very unusual in a summer squash!
2) ROMANESCO: A seriously firm yummy summer squash which is really awesome for making Zucchini ‘fries’ that are even KETO (if that is your choice of food plan these days!) or simply a great way for kids to have fun with squash.
3) GOLDEN ROD: Is OUR favourite variety for making pickles (wait for a few boxes….they are coming your way by the name of “Zickles” and that we can not give the secret recipe for!). Check out the beautiful colour though!
Just to get you excited that there are a number of new varieties coming up in the next weeks! Start searching out recipes to ‘hide out’ this new favourite veggie in whole new ways: