Earlier today, I noticed that one of the "Cue Ball" zucchini was getting to be a pretty good size, which is when I realized that I wasn't quite sure what size it should be for harvesting. After a quick online search, I decided that it should be about three inches wide.
So I picked this one. I didn't put a tape measure to it, but I'd guess it is maybe just a day or two past when I should have picked it.
But I'm sure it will be quite edible.
I also read that "Cue Ball" is 'quite prolific, harvest daily'. I wonder why I didn't see that description when I decided this past winter to order some seeds for these? If I had read that, would it have stopped me, anyway?
So what does one do with a "Cue Ball" zucchini? I looked around the web for some recipes and really only came up with suggestions to use them for kabobs or to hollow them out and bake them with some kind of stuffing in them.
Would now be a good time to confess that I don't really cook, in the sense of getting all kinds of ingredients together and making stuff from scratch?
My "regular" zucchini are starting to produce, too, though they were too small today to harvest.
This is a variety called "Gold Bar"
This green one is "Ambassador".
I am guessing these will be ready to pick tomorrow, especially since I am watering the vegetable garden tonight. (The easy way, with an oscillating sprinkler, which is running now, while I am sitting on my back patio working on this blog entry.)
I am willing to try to cook some of my zucchini, at least what I can't give away. Does anyone have any sure-fire, quick, easy, delicious, low sugar, low fat zucchini recipes to share? I could use some help.
And please hurry. I went back out to the garden a little bit ago and found two more "Cue Ball" zucchini to pick, closer to the size recommended for harvest.