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Apr 26, 2009 11:32 AM

Zucchini blossoms

The sun is out and I'm dreaming about zucchini blossoms! When and where can I get them???

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  1. i've seen them this week at several farmer's markets--santa monica, south pasadena and hwd. prices vary wildly between vendors, so check before you buy.

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    1. re: chez cherie

      At the south pas location (Thurs. afternoons), you can get them with the finger-sized baby zucchinis attached, an added bonus; $5/lb. I used mine to make a fritatta last night. Mmmm.

      1. re: happycat

        I love them stuffed with homemade turkey sausage, dipped in a beer batter and fried in extra virgin olive oil. Lemon slices on the side!

        1. re: MarlaPR

          Ooo, yummy. Do you make your own turkey sausage or buy them pre-made at the store, and would precooked chicken sausage count?

          1. re: Phurstluv

            Make my own, ground turkey, onion, garlic, sage, fennel seeds and salt. Yum!

      2. re: chez cherie

        Yep, Hollywood has them for $5/pound, both with baby zucchini attached and without.

        1. re: chez cherie

          I'm in Malibu and they closed our farmer's market a few years ago. So sad. What are the days for Santa Monica and Palasides??

          1. re: MarlaPR

            Sundays on Swarthmore & Sunset in the Palisades, and Wednesdays & Saturdays in SM on Arizona & 3rd.

        2. I see them at the Santa Monica farmer's market & the Pacific Palisades farmer's market, but not as regularly.

          1. I've seen them at the Torrance FM (Saturday) and the Manhattan Beach FM. Both were $5/lb, although the ones at the MB FM had the zucchinis attached.

            1. Just saw them at the Hollywood farmers market, then ate some incredible ones in a salad at The Hungry Cat for brunch. Burrata-filled tempura blossoms, served on an amazing fava puree, topped with treviso ... omg.

              1. They're at the open-conveniently-late Culver City farmer's market too, with the baby zucchinis attached. I picked up a few handfuls of them for $2.50.