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Zucchini blossoms

MarlaPR Apr 26, 2009 11:32 AM

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

  1. Das Ubergeek Apr 26, 2009 05:15 PM

    They're at the Saturday UCI farmers' market. $3.50 a pound.

    1. SilverlakeGirl Apr 26, 2009 05:05 PM

      I have noticed great looking and totally cheap zucchini blossoms at the Liborio markets. A true find.

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      1. re: SilverlakeGirl
        Mel Gee Apr 27, 2009 02:19 PM

        Thank you! Farmers markets are great but sometimes inconvenient to this hunger or that.

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        noahbites Apr 26, 2009 03:38 PM

        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.

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          missyp Apr 26, 2009 03:15 PM

          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.

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            young_chower Apr 26, 2009 12:57 PM

            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. Phurstluv Apr 26, 2009 12:41 PM

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

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                chez cherie Apr 26, 2009 11:35 AM

                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
                  happycat Apr 26, 2009 12:01 PM

                  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
                    MarlaPR Apr 26, 2009 02:24 PM

                    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
                      Phurstluv Apr 26, 2009 04:44 PM

                      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
                        MarlaPR Apr 27, 2009 09:40 AM

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

                  2. re: chez cherie
                    jacinthe Apr 26, 2009 12:46 PM

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

                    1. re: chez cherie
                      MarlaPR Apr 26, 2009 02:25 PM

                      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
                        Phurstluv Apr 26, 2009 04:45 PM

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

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