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Zucchini Chips

18 Aug

I had a request for my zucchini chip recipe. Well, I don’t really have one.  I can tell you what I do though.

I slice enough zucchinis to cover the four trays I have with my dehydrator.  It takes about one medium-large zucchini. I try to make them really thin.  If you have a mandoline, that would work.  I just use a knife.

Once they are sliced, I sprinkle a packet of Ranch dressing mix on them and toss to make sure they are all coated.  You can use whatever you want–dill, garlic salt, taco seasoning.

Then I lay them on the trays.

When I have them all on there, I start the dehydrater and forget it for an hour.

You do need to rotate the trays so that they dry evenly.

Then they are ready to come off the tray.  Also, don’t leave them too long, or they can get brown from too much drying (I multi-task, so I always end up with a couple of brownish ones.  It’s all good.)

I always have one or two that I cut too thickly and they are still damp.  I just put them back in the dehydrator for a little while longer.

They store well in just a plastic container.

I like when they are nice and thin and crispy!

Cookie and the Zucchini

30 Jul

I’ve been getting a lot of zucchini from the garden.  That’s not a surprise, but I noticed my mini-pumpkin was looking bad.

Then it moved to the cucumbers.

And now the zucchini are starting to look like they are wilting.  I hate squash vine borers.

You might recall that was half the reason I moved my garden up north.  Sky was the other half.


I am going to have to figure out the pesticide way to get rid of those things.  In the meantime, I’m using zucchini and I had a couple that I was going to bring in from the soap room when I remembered I hadn’t given Fionn his breakfast.

Fionn–he is doing much better.

I set the zucchini down on the barnyard side of the fence because Sky was on the other side.

I ran and got his food and gave it to him and turned around to see Cookie at the zucchini.

Cookie napping with her girls(Chiffon above and Marge in front).

By the time I got there, she had liberally sampled both of them.  This girl. It’s a good thing she’s cute and sweet.

I decided it wasn’t a big deal; although, it would have been nice if she had stuck with one and not just random bites all over them.  I cut the bites out and grated it to make bread for the people helping bale hay.  A double batch makes three loaves, and that would be perfect.

Half way through my recipe, it just didn’t seem right, so I looked at the top of the page and discovered I was making a double batch of zucchini brownies.

Well, that’s a lot of brownies, but I can’t complain because they are delicious.

Zucchini Season

22 Jul

Zucchini season has really begun now.  I think I’ve had zucchini in some form or another for the last week.

I took yesterday’s picking to my family’s get-together and pawned some off.  My sister forgot to take hers, so that still left me with quite a few.  My ex-brother-in-law’s father said he’d only be interested if it was bread, so…

I am also making the birds happy with the peels and leftover grated zucchini.

Widow goose wasn’t really eating it, but the littles thought it was tasty.  She was just making sure the chickens left them alone.

Nugget called all the hens to eat.

Mama Phoenix does a great job of eating grated zucchini.

She looks so good anymore.  Her color has really improved.

I think she’s getting spoiled between the zucchini and bites of strawberry and worms.