I planted a zucchini plant in my raised vegetable bed this year. It started flowering beginning of July and I was hoping for a bumper crop of zucchini. Little did I know that not all flowers become fruit. With no zucchini in sight even after 3~4 weeks, I started to panic. A quick google search even led me to think that there were no bees in our area to pollinate the flowers and I might end up zucchini-less after all. Then one day I saw these 2 big ones — not sure how I missed them the whole time. Then the next day I found a gigantic 13″ one — I might have to get my glasses checked now. I’m glad that my zucchini story ended on a positive note. Not sure if I’ll get more though — I see flowers but no tiny or big zucchinis 🙁
The tiny bit of ground nutmeg and lemon zest show off the zucchini and if you use white whole wheat flour instead of the traditional flour, gives the bread a beautiful light golden color. It is great to serve for breakfast or as a quick snack.