Zucchini may be at the back of the alphabet, but it’s at the front of our minds when it comes to summer pickles!
“Be honest with yourself — how much do you really like zucchini? I thought so. On it’s own, it can be a little, well, bland. It’s the cucumbers less refreshing cousin and the squash’s dull, close-talking uncle. That’s why we’re always grilling it or slathering it with dressings. Come September, I seem to acquire zucchini by the drawer full. Every market visit has me coming back with this colour or that shape of the summer squash. I stuff it, slice it, dice it, bake it into muffins… And yet, still there is more zucchini. Enter vinegar. Pickling does for zucchini what the pleather onesie did for Sandra Dee. Try it. Trust me, you’ll love it.”