It's ZUCCHINI DAY: sneak some onto you neighbor's porch

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It's ZUCCHINI DAY: sneak some onto you neighbor's porch

August 8th it’s zucchini day. Share them with your neighbors or make pasta with zucchini. Our tip is to use Linguini Pasta Cuomo.

 

HAVE YOU EVER HEARD ABOUT ZUCCHINI DAY?

Let’s start this today’s blog, with a funny way to celebrate Zucchini Day. Have you ever heard about “National Sneak Some Zucchini Onto Your Neighbor’s Porch Day”? Well, yes, it’s a trend now. 


WE LOVE ZUCCHINI!

The zucchini harvest is very rich during this part of the year, so why don’t leave some of them on your neighbor's porch for them to enjoy and as a way to reconnect with people who we may not otherwise interact with on a daily basis? Zucchini is one of the most widely eaten green vegetables.  For those who may not be familiar, it is similar in shape to a cucumber. It comes from Italy and Italians love it dearly and cook it in a variety of ways. Surely, it is popular in part because of its versatility. It can be a sauce for the pasta, or you can eat it boiled. In the South of Italy, we love to make “zucchine ripiene”, a dish made, emptying the zucchini and then filling it with a mixture consisting of minced meat, breadcrumbs and the pulp of the zucchini.

 

ZUCCHINI IS BEAUTIFUL, TASTY AND HEALTHY

Zucchini is really good for our health and for those who are trying to lose weight. They are rich in minerals and vitamins. They are low in calories and are a perfect option for a light meal. You can eat it in many different recipes. Many studies say that they help digestion and keep the thyroid balanced. We called it a vegetable, but actually it comes from a flower. If you go to a farmer’s market, sometimes you can be lucky and find the blooms. They are very tasty and easy to cook. One of the most popular recipes is “fried zucchini blooms”.


LINGUINI BY PASTA CUOMO WITH ZUCCHINI AND SHRIMPS

Italians love to use zucchini to season the pasta. It is a very simple and quick recipe to make. You need to cut the zucchini into round slices, sauté them in a pot with a spoonful of extra virgin olive oil. Add a little water together with the cherry tomatoes. Add the shrimps only when the zucchini is almost ready. In the meantime, we cook the pasta and when it is ready we pour it in the pan in which we cooked the zucchini. Voilà  - it is ready. For this recipe we suggest using Linguini Pasta made from Pasta Cuomo. It’s a premium durum wheat semolina pasta, 100% product of Italy. Artisanal manufacture, slow dried, extruded with bronze dies. Linguine is a type of long pasta made from durum wheat semolina. rich in minerals and vitamins. They are low in calories and are a perfect side for a light meal. You can eat in many different recipes. Many studies say that they help digestion and keep the thyroid balanced. We called it a vegetable, but actually it comes from a flower. If you go to a farmer market, sometimes you can be lucky and find the blooms. They are very tasty and easy to cook. One of the most popular recipes is “fried zucchini blooms”.

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  • Donatella Mulvoni
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