Zucchini Tuesday...

26 February, 2013

Really, today should be called Marrow Tuesday given what I have in the garden.

I tried really hard to keep the zucchini under control, but they have gotten away from me.


After reading about Veggiegobbler's zucchini chips I decided it was time to make zucchini noodles. Or as Spring Warren from one of my favourite gardening books, Quarter Acre Farm, likes to call them - Zoodles.

Basically you take zucchini which are long past their best, and chop the outside parts (discarding the spongy, seedy core) into long strips. These could be frozen but I chose to dehydrate them. I do this for two reasons:
1. They can then be stored without taking up in demand space in my freezer, and
2. They don't require energy to store. Obviously the dehydrator required energy to power, but then I can store them pretty much indefinitely without any further energy demands.

The long thin strips of zucchini/marrow were laid out on the dehydrator trays.


It took about 10 hours on a low temperature to become this.


Into an airtight bottle (with saved silicone desiccant packs from bought products to keep them dry) they go.


Like this they should keep for months.


Thanks as always to Louise for starting the Zucchini Tuesday celebration.

4 comments:

  1. Love this idea, we froze lots of sandwich bags of grated zuchinni last summer, they were great to add to cakes and muffins or pasta in winter

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    1. That's a great idea. Will have to make room in the freezer for some of that!

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  2. I love this, I can imagine winter chunky soups and stews. love zoodles!

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    1. That's the plan! I almost want it to be winter to try them, but not quite.

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