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Hey, Queenie–Got Zucchini?


 

WHAT TO DO WITH ALL THAT ZUCCHINI: A KID-FRIENDLY RECIPE

Zucchini Latkes 2Perhaps you planted a zucchini start and didn’t realize it would spread 40 feet and produce a veritable mountain of squash. Perhaps your neighbor sneaked the zucchini they didn’t know what to do with onto your porch under the guise of being friendly. Or maybe you purchased a box of zucchini because they were such a great deal, you couldn’t resist.

Now what to do with all that zucchini?!

Zucchini latkes are one great, kid-friendly solution. It doesn’t have to be Hanukkah and you don’t have to be Jewish to enjoy this healthy take on traditional holiday fare. Your kids will have fun getting their hands messy making these little veggie pancakes–and when the pancakes come out of the frying pan and cool, kids can eat them as finger food. Fun!

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Zany Zucchini Books (& More!)


 

1 ZUCCHINI, 2 ZUCCHINI, 3 ZUCCHINI, 4! FUN VEGGIE BOOKS FOR KIDS

zucchini“Zucchini.” Doesn’t the word just roll off the tongue? Somebody ought to write a song about it.

Somebody has written a children’s book about it. In fact, four somebody’s! Here’s a quartet of fabulous zucchini books to introduce this giggle-inducing veggie to your kids.

Make the introduction. Read a book, and the kids will be clamoring for a zucchini all their own!

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Zucca, Zucchini, Veggie Bambini!


 

10 FUN FACTS ABOUT ZUCCHINI

Zelda Zucchini BambiniThe title of this post is a bit of a misnomer. (See #10 below.) Your kids will enjoy learning these fun facts about zucchini and trying them out on their favorite grownup:

1. The world’s largest zucchini on record was 69-1/2 inches long and weighed 65 pounds! It probably didn’t taste that great–if anyone even tried to eat it–because…

2. When it comes to zucchinis, biggest is not best. The most flavorful zucchinis are small- to medium-sized.

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