I know I shouldn't really by as proud of growing zucchini as I am. Bragging about growing zucchini is kind of like bragging about growing dandelions, but I have to admit that I'm excited about my zucchini. This heat wave we've been suffering through has been heaven for the kitchen garden and the zucchini are inflating almost before my eyes. I've heard all the jokes about zucchini and how ridiculously easy it is to grow and I know that it's considered pretty idiot-proof - but this idiot grew zucchini this year for the first time and I'm so very proud. I'm picking them small so that hopefully this warm and fuzzy feeling towards my zucchini doesn't fade. Isn't it so very pretty ? So pretty that instead of dicing it up immediately for veggie patties like I planned I instead took it out to the yard to take arty photos of it.