Yesterday I was at a party, and after dinner a fellow poet said that he *strongly dislikes* the trend of showing snapshots of food on f***book. His beef centered around this statement: "I like my food to be more utilitarian." Meanwhile, the hostess pointed at me, to which the statement maker replied, "I know; I'm a big fan of OilChanges; I read every post twice." I don't know how many utils one acquires by reading this blog, but I do know a perfect zucchini when I see one, and this zucchini is perfect. It's about nine inches long.
When the astute observer picks a zucchini from his or her garden, that observer should notice some very fine, almost bristly little peach-fuzz hairs that cover the entire fruit. I'm not sure why the hairs are there--why are there hairs on your head?--but they are there nonetheless, and they are only there for a very short while. By the time a zucchini reaches the grocery store or even the farm stand, it is very likely that the little peach-fuzz hairs will have been worn off. Do the hairs contribute to the flavor? I have no idea. Come over and see for yourself.
Finally, if you are hard up for zucchini recipes, keep watching this blog. I am sure to post one very soon.