Hello lovelies, I hope you enjoy the summer days and hopefully also your gardens, green balconies or spots. Today I have 2 zucchini recipes and an update from the garden. My Urban Garden, which I was able to design in collaboration with City Farming from Do It + Garden Migros * is definitely my favorite summer spot. Everything is growing here like crazy, but above all the zucchini are simply unstoppable this year.
No matter in which planter, they grow and thrive. I think this is mainly due to the super organic soil and the fertilizer that I bought in City Farming. You will get great advice there and even if you don’t have enough space, you will also get open soil and don’t have to buy a big bag. And of course you can also stock up on all the plants there. I just got another basil (unfortunately the snails were a little voracious) and I was also allowed to take a kiwi and eucalyptus home - I just couldn't resist.
But now I'm going to show you a few pictures of how well everything has grown in the last 4 weeks!
This is really a difference of 4 weeks. I’m so fascinated by how great everything has grown. We have already harvested plenty of salads, peas, of course strawberries, currants and raspberries. And now a lot of zucchini and kohlrabi are ripe, so I would like to share 2 recipes with you for those.
The first recipe is a zucchini kohlrabi soup, which is not only prepared super quickly, but was also very well received by the kids. We actually ate it warm, but the cold left overs the next day tasted really good as well.
And I added very simple, but pretty zucchini roses with puff pastry. Most people already know apple roses, but this savory version tastes great and goes perfectly with a soup or a summer starter!
Here is the recipe for zucchini kohlrabi soup:
- 1 onion
- 1 garlic clove
- 1 Tbsp olive oil
- 250 (9 oz.) kohlrabi
- 100 g (3.5 oz.) potatoes
- 700 ml (3 cups) vegetable stock
- 500 g (1 lbs, 2 oz.) zucchini/courgette
- 1 tsp salt
- 50 ml (1/4 cup) vegan cream
- 1 squirt of lemon
- Salt & pepper
- Croutons, fresh thyme
- Finely chop the onion and garlic clove and sauté them in olive oil
- Peel the kohlrabi and potatoes and cut them in pieces, add them to the pot
- Deglaze with vegetable stock and let simmer with closed lid for 10-15 minutes
- Cut the zucchini into pieces and add them to the pot
- Let it simmer for another 10 minutes until all vegetables are soft
- Now blend the soup and add the cream
- Season with a squirt of lemon, salt and pepper
- It tastes delicious with croutons and fresh thyme
And here is the recipe for the zucchini roses:
- Baking oven
- 1 vegan puff pastry vegan
- Vegan cream cheese with herbs
- Vegan cheese slices optinal
- 1 Zucchini/courgette
- Fresh basil
- Salt and pepper
- Preheat the oven to 180°C (356°F) degrees
- Roll out the puff pastry and cut it into 7-9 stripes lengthwise (approx. 3-4 cm/1-1.5”)
- Cut the zucchini in fine stripes using a peeler
- Spread the cream cheese on top of the puff pastry stripes
- Place the zucchini stripes on top, some cheese if desired, fresh basil and season with salt and pepper
- Now roll up the stripes one by one and place them into a greased muffin tray
- Bake for 30-40 minutes until the zucchin roses are golden brown
I will soon be sharing more zucchini recipes, including 2 delicious cakes. I don't think the harvest will be over here that quickly, but I don't want to complain about that. It’s actually the total opposite, I’m really thankful every day for our Urban Garden and all that grows in such a small space here.
I am also looking forward to a rich tomato harvest, I even had to take some plants out of the tomato house because they have just grown too big. And then I have 2 pattison pumpkins that don't seem to believe in limitations and have long outgrown the raised bed - destination unknown ;-).
Have you already been able to harvest in your gardens or balconies? I hope you will try the two zucchini recipes, of course they also taste with zucchini that have not grown in your own garden!
And here you can find my first report about our raised bed garden, which gives you a better insight into which raised beds we have and what we have planted.
Warm greetings from Zucchini Land
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