And those strange round summer squash? "Eight ball zucchini." Growing up, we used to take the traditional zucchini that got too big and play ball with them... you know, as bats for an impromptu game of garden tomato ball. That got us in a little trouble because my mom liked to use those things as, you know, food.
Now we can grow round zucchini and stuff them with ricotta cheese and tomatoes and mushrooms:
Just scoop out the insides, chop it up, mix it with whatever you'd stuff into manicotti, and bake it in an oven-proof bowl for about 45 minutes. Then grate some fresh parmesan on it and remember, let your husband take a picture of it because you are busy putting the baby to bed.
I also am a big fan of lemon cukes. No photos, but they're round and yellow and not as bitter as regular cucumbers can be.
And this whole post? Just trying to keep up with Farmer Barb. Also, trying to keep myself blogging while waiting for Suburban Correspondent to ship me a book to review. I'm sure it's the post office's fault. Or else she had to mail it and remail it from multiple states so I wouldn't stalk her. Or ELSE she's busy weeding her organic garden plot, trying to figure out how to mail me some bragadocious produce along with the book. You never know.