Zucchini Recipes

So what to do with all this zucchini?? Here are a couple ideas from Foodland Ontario:

August 25, 2011 | | Blogs | Eat Local Caledon | Food

There was a woman who grew the world’s largest zucchini. She wanted to take it to a friend to show it off. The zucchini was so huge, it stuck out the car window and she couldn’t lock the car. Stopping at the General Store for a few things on the way, she returned to her car to find something awful had happened while she was in the store… someone had left her the world’s second largest zucchini too!

There’s your zucchini joke for the day! You’ve probably heard one or two before (there are many), inspired by the over-abundance of zucchini in many people’s gardens.  So what to do with all this zucchini??  Here are a couple ideas from Foodland Ontario:

Zucchini-Tomato Tart, http://www.foodland.gov.on.ca/english/vegetables/summersquash/recipes/fresh-tom-zuc-tart.html

Italian Style Skillet Zucchini, http://www.foodland.gov.on.ca/english/vegetables/summersquash/recipes/ital-style-skillet-zuc.html

Mediterranean Zucchini & Eggplant, http://www.foodland.gov.on.ca/english/vegetables/summersquash/recipes/medit-zuc-eggplant.html


This Week at Inglewood Farmers’ Market – Wednesday, August 24th, 3:30-7:00pm, on property of Inglewood General Store, 15596 McLaughlin Rd.

A variety of wonderful vendors and local food options, kids’ crafts, and tips on growing your own sprouts at the Eat Local Caledon table. For a list of vendors at the Inglewood Farmers’ Market, click here.

This Week at Caledon Farmers’ Market Thursday, August 25th, 3:00-7:00pm, on property of Albion-Bolton Community Centre, 150 Queen St. South, Bolton

This week at the Caledon Farmers’ Market the theme is Sprouts & Grains.  Learn more about growing your own sprouts at the Eat Local Caledon tent, along with recipes.  For more information about Caledon Farmers’ Market, click here.

Eat Local Dinner at Millcroft Inn, Thursday, August 25th, 55 John St., Alton

Executive Chef Jill St. Amour will be preparing a 3-course meal of local summertime fare.  The price is $35 per person and both meat and vegetarian options will be offered. Reservations are available for any time between 6 and 9 pm and should be made directly with the Millcroft dining room at 519-941-8111 ext. 5216.

NEW* The “Who’s Servin’ Local Program”

A program that recognizes the restaurants, shops, farm markets, cafés and caterers that are striving to include local foods on their shelves and menu boards.  Visiting local farms, shopping at farmers’ markets, accepting farm-truck deliveries, and even growing their own, these businesses have made a commitment to support local producers and showcase the foods of our area.

Check out the businesses that are participating in this cutting-edge and community-oriented program here.

Salsa Canning Bee – Sunday, September 11th, 1:30-5:00pm, Palgrave Community Kitchen, 34 Pine Ave., $35

Eat Local Month is just around the corner, and with it comes the annual Salsa Canning Bee. Learn to make and preserve local tomato salsa in a fun group setting. Novices and experienced canners both welcome. Take home 6 jars of salsa at the end. Cost is $35 per person. To reserve a space for this event, please contact us at [email protected].  Space is limited.

Cook Like A Local Chef – Cooking Local, Italian Style- Thursday, September 15th, 11am-2pm, Palgrave Community Kitchen, 34 Pine Ave., $35

Learn how to showcase the best of September’s produce with some Italian-style cooking! This hands-on cooking class will be taught by Warren Gelinas of Village Bistro. Class is $35 per person. Please register via email to [email protected]. Space is limited.

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