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#462 Sep 9, 2013
_White American_ wrote:
<quoted text>I could picture the beauty you described. I'm sure it was wonderful.
I know that thread is poison but as I found that some came and posted on the threads I moved to I figure it really doesn't matter where I post. Those that want to behave like bullies and brats will do it anywhere. I can't control them nor can they control themselves.
It's the little things in life that makes the world a better place. A fish jumping after a fly, a honey bee bouncing from flower to flower, finding a huge zucchini that's been hiding out of sight all summer long. Small things that bring big smiles and brighten the day are priceless yet they only cost the moment it takes to stop and smell the basil.

When we focus on the irritants, we're blinded to these little joys. Ignore the bullies and brats! Leave them to their miserable outlook on life. Their worldview doesn't have to become ours. Grab that fat zucchini, wash it off, shred it into a spice cake mix and enjoy a slice of zucchini bread as you watch hummingbirds dance with butterflies or whatever happens to attract the eye in the solitude of a peaceful mind.

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#463 Sep 9, 2013
-Dont Panic- wrote:
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It's the little things in life that makes the world a better place. A fish jumping after a fly, a honey bee bouncing from flower to flower, finding a huge zucchini that's been hiding out of sight all summer long. Small things that bring big smiles and brighten the day are priceless yet they only cost the moment it takes to stop and smell the basil.
When we focus on the irritants, we're blinded to these little joys. Ignore the bullies and brats! Leave them to their miserable outlook on life. Their worldview doesn't have to become ours. Grab that fat zucchini, wash it off, shred it into a spice cake mix and enjoy a slice of zucchini bread as you watch hummingbirds dance with butterflies or whatever happens to attract the eye in the solitude of a peaceful mind.
Tree frogs.

I sat and listened to the tree frogs for a while before I went to bed last night.

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#464 Sep 9, 2013
-Dont Panic- wrote:
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It's the little things in life that makes the world a better place. A fish jumping after a fly, a honey bee bouncing from flower to flower, finding a huge zucchini that's been hiding out of sight all summer long. Small things that bring big smiles and brighten the day are priceless yet they only cost the moment it takes to stop and smell the basil.
When we focus on the irritants, we're blinded to these little joys. Ignore the bullies and brats! Leave them to their miserable outlook on life. Their worldview doesn't have to become ours. Grab that fat zucchini, wash it off, shred it into a spice cake mix and enjoy a slice of zucchini bread as you watch hummingbirds dance with butterflies or whatever happens to attract the eye in the solitude of a peaceful mind.
It sounds wonderful. Oh and how did you know how I cook the zucchini? lol I make some of the best zucchini bread out there.
Peace and blessings to you DP.

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#465 Sep 9, 2013
_White American_ wrote:
<quoted text>It sounds wonderful. Oh and how did you know how I cook the zucchini? lol I make some of the best zucchini bread out there.
Peace and blessings to you DP.
I know fried food isn't the "in" thing right now, but I can eat fried zucchini until I pop.

I've never made zucchini bread, but our neighbor has brought a couple of fresh baked loaves down and they were great!

We've picked the last of ours. The heat took them out.

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#466 Sep 9, 2013
Jaxxon wrote:
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Tree frogs.
I sat and listened to the tree frogs for a while before I went to bed last night.
Tree frogs sing songs that make fireflies dance.

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#467 Sep 9, 2013
_White American_ wrote:
<quoted text>It sounds wonderful. Oh and how did you know how I cook the zucchini? lol I make some of the best zucchini bread out there.
Peace and blessings to you DP.
Small zucchinis are tender and they fry up real nice, or chop em up in a stir fry with onions, peppers and rice. But the big ones that hide till their discovered real late, would be wasted unless they are shredded into a cake. Yummy!

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#468 Sep 9, 2013
-Dont Panic- wrote:
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Tree frogs sing songs that make fireflies dance.
Wow, how poetic
Tree frogs sing songs that make fire
Flies dance to haikus.

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#469 Sep 9, 2013
Jaxxon wrote:
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I know fried food isn't the "in" thing right now, but I can eat fried zucchini until I pop.
I've never made zucchini bread, but our neighbor has brought a couple of fresh baked loaves down and they were great!
We've picked the last of ours. The heat took them out.
Soaked in buttermilk and battered with seasoned flower. Dropped into hot oil and eat them for hours.

Try shredding a fat one into a spice cake mix. Bake per the instructions on the box except use a loaf pan instead of cake pan. You can use a carrot cake mix as well. Add chopped walnuts if you like. Or you can make it from scratch.

3 cups all purpose flower
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
3 eggs
1 cup vegetable oil
2 1/4 cup sugar
3 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups grated zucchini
1 cup chopped walnuts

Grease and flour two 8 x 4 inch pans. Preheat oven to 350.
Sift flour, salt, baking powder, soda, and cinnamon together in a bowl.
Beat eggs, oil, vanilla, and sugar together in a large bowl. Add sifted ingredients to the creamed mixture, and beat well. Stir in zucchini and nuts until well combined. Pour batter into prepared pans.
Bake for 40 to 60 minutes. Cool in pan on rack for 20 minutes. Remove bread from pan, and completely cool.

Enjoy!

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#470 Sep 9, 2013
---Wild Irish Rose--- wrote:
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Wow, how poetic
Tree frogs sing songs that make fire
Flies dance to haikus.
"haiku"

I had to look that up. Learn something new every day. Thanks Rose!

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#471 Sep 9, 2013
Oh goody, we're talking about food and cooking!

Yaaaaay!

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#472 Sep 9, 2013
---Wild Irish Rose--- wrote:
Oh goody, we're talking about food and cooking!
Yaaaaay!
...and poetry and tree frogs!

:)

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#473 Sep 9, 2013
Jaxxon wrote:
<quoted text>
I know fried food isn't the "in" thing right now, but I can eat fried zucchini until I pop.
I've never made zucchini bread, but our neighbor has brought a couple of fresh baked loaves down and they were great!
We've picked the last of ours. The heat took them out.
Hello there Jaxxon......My zucchini was taken out by the heat as well.
I make a batter fried zucchini, shrimp, cauliflower, mushrooms and carrots. Each batter fried to perfection, at least that's what I tell my kids. They love it. As they are all grown and off they don't get it as much anymore.
The zucchini bread is great I use raisins in mine as well. I bake about 12 loafs and give all but 3 away to friends and family. They beg for more.
Ahh the things that nature gives us.

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#474 Sep 9, 2013
Jaxxon wrote:
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...and poetry and tree frogs!
:)
Please don't mention frogs. I have a koi pond and they breed in it by the millions. All night long croak..croak..croak. Then we end up with billions of tiny frogs all over the grass and it's hard to walk without stepping on them. Ug

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#475 Sep 9, 2013
-Dont Panic- wrote:
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Soaked in buttermilk and battered with seasoned flower. Dropped into hot oil and eat them for hours.
Try shredding a fat one into a spice cake mix. Bake per the instructions on the box except use a loaf pan instead of cake pan. You can use a carrot cake mix as well. Add chopped walnuts if you like. Or you can make it from scratch.
3 cups all purpose flower
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
3 eggs
1 cup vegetable oil
2 1/4 cup sugar
3 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups grated zucchini
1 cup chopped walnuts
Grease and flour two 8 x 4 inch pans. Preheat oven to 350.
Sift flour, salt, baking powder, soda, and cinnamon together in a bowl.
Beat eggs, oil, vanilla, and sugar together in a large bowl. Add sifted ingredients to the creamed mixture, and beat well. Stir in zucchini and nuts until well combined. Pour batter into prepared pans.
Bake for 40 to 60 minutes. Cool in pan on rack for 20 minutes. Remove bread from pan, and completely cool.
Enjoy!
That looks good! But do you have to drain the liquid from the zucchini prior to using it. I do. I put the zucchini in a colander, mix one teaspoon of salt in it and let it sit a bit. Then I squeeze out the liquid, several times. It holds a lot.

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#476 Sep 9, 2013
---Wild Irish Rose--- wrote:
Oh goody, we're talking about food and cooking!
Yaaaaay!
Yeah! Macaroni and meatballs! Yummy!

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#477 Sep 9, 2013
_White American_ wrote:
<quoted text>That looks good! But do you have to drain the liquid from the zucchini prior to using it. I do. I put the zucchini in a colander, mix one teaspoon of salt in it and let it sit a bit. Then I squeeze out the liquid, several times. It holds a lot.
Nothing worse than soggy zucchini bread. lol ;)

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#478 Sep 9, 2013
The zucchini in my regular zucchini bed died off a few weeks ago. I was weeding a neglected spot in my garden and discovered some sweet banana peppers that I planted there this spring then forgot. It was a nice surprise. Then I noticed four huge zucchinis that came from a volunteer that must have come up when the Black Eye Susan's and Salvia were thick in that spot. I didn't know it was there but I'm glad it was. This zucchini bread is really good.

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#479 Sep 9, 2013
-Dont Panic- wrote:
The zucchini in my regular zucchini bed died off a few weeks ago. I was weeding a neglected spot in my garden and discovered some sweet banana peppers that I planted there this spring then forgot. It was a nice surprise. Then I noticed four huge zucchinis that came from a volunteer that must have come up when the Black Eye Susan's and Salvia were thick in that spot. I didn't know it was there but I'm glad it was. This zucchini bread is really good.
Last fall my sister and her family were over for a visit.

My nephew came to the house dragging a big pumpkin and asked if he could have it.

I told him he could have it and asked where he found it since I had already harvested my pumpkins.

He said it was down in the weeds at the end of the patch and asked me if he found anymore could he have them too.

I said sure and he was off.

They left with two dozen pumpkins of various sizes that I had no idea were even there.

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#480 Sep 9, 2013
_White American_ wrote:
<quoted text>Please don't mention frogs. I have a koi pond and they breed in it by the millions. All night long croak..croak..croak. Then we end up with billions of tiny frogs all over the grass and it's hard to walk without stepping on them. Ug
LOL...sounds kind of squishy.

You're going to think I'm making this up, but after I posted that I was out in the yard pulling some weeds. When I stood up there was a tree frog clinging to my arm.

I was going to take it off and put it on a tree trunk so it wouldn't get hurt, but it tinkled on my arm and hopped away under its own power.

It was one of the grey ones. Most of the ones I've seen have been green.

Peter, Paul and Mary - I'm In Love With A Big Blue Frog

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#481 Sep 9, 2013
Jaxxon wrote:
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Last fall my sister and her family were over for a visit.
My nephew came to the house dragging a big pumpkin and asked if he could have it.
I told him he could have it and asked where he found it since I had already harvested my pumpkins.
He said it was down in the weeds at the end of the patch and asked me if he found anymore could he have them too.
I said sure and he was off.
They left with two dozen pumpkins of various sizes that I had no idea were even there.
Ain't it funny how that works!

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