Re: [gardeners] Cucuzzi, aka Italian edible squash

Margaret Lauterbach (
Wed, 10 Jun 1998 08:11:51 -0600

At 11:07 PM 6/9/98 +0000, you wrote:
>George wrote:
>> Had my first cucuzzi tonight for dinner, yep, that's all, cucuzzi, onions,
>> and garlic. Taste is very near zucchini but a little sweeter. Cut one that
>> was 12-14 inches long and about 3/4 inch in diameter then noticed one
>> hiding in the huge leaves. It was 2 feet long and about 1.5 inches in
>> diameter. Sliced them both and the skin was tender, the seeds were not
>> formed yet, so cooked 'em and et 'em. 
>They sound delicious. I saw my first squash blossom today. Ditto cukes. My 
>garden is tiny and s-l-o-w this year. 
>And then there are mother's Green Thighs (also thanks to That Lawndale 
>Woman). Mother is out of town for a couple of weeks. This means the **6**
>plants will be free to grow and grow and grow unchecked. I am planning on 
>calling their nearest neighbors to warn them to head for the hills if they 
>see any green tendrils approaching their property. I shudder to think how 
>big one of the squash could get in 2 weeks.
My God, six plants!  (My mail just got unstuck.  Was a system breakdown).
Did the flower arranger/goatsbeard recipient recommend that?  Margaret, who
has frozen a lot of mandolined zucc over the years.  I hate to see it for
79 and 89 cents a pound in the stores mid-winter and think it looks good.