Plated + Served: Attack of the Summer Squash


Zucchini has chutzpah.

If you grow zucchini, or have friends who do, you know what I mean. Zucchini doesn’t offer up a simple harvest. No. Zucchini is the gift that keeps on giving… and giving.. and giving. With zucchini, it gets to the point that you want to say: Enough!

Besides being incredibly prolific, zucchini, like a lot of other summer squash, demands to be eaten NOW. You can freeze it and preserve it a few other ways, but unlike other garden vegetables, zucchini really loses a lot of integrity if it’s not eaten fresh. That’s a lot of moxie.

Big Sis Anna is the gardener in the family and she gave me this recipe for Stuffed Zucchini. Here she is with a huge Trumpet Squash she pulled from her garden yesterday. Now THAT’S a squash with chutzpah!


Stuffed Zucchini



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I’m Christina Chavez

I was a TV journalist for many years, but with a house full of kids I decided to come off the road, go to culinary school and follow my passion for cooking. Mama’s High Strung is all about food… everything from creative recipe ideas to some really cool kitchen gadgets and cooking tips. I live in Chicago, but I love to travel and write about my food discoveries! You can reach me by email: