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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???

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    chez cherie RE: MarlaPR 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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      happycat RE: chez cherie 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.

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        MarlaPR RE: happycat 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!

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          Phurstluv RE: MarlaPR 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?

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            MarlaPR RE: Phurstluv Apr 27, 2009 09:40 AM

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

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        jacinthe RE: chez cherie Apr 26, 2009 12:46 PM

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

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          MarlaPR RE: chez cherie 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??

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            Phurstluv RE: MarlaPR Apr 26, 2009 04:45 PM

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

        2. Phurstluv RE: MarlaPR 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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            young_chower RE: MarlaPR 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.

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              missyp RE: MarlaPR 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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                noahbites RE: MarlaPR 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.

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

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

                  2. Das Ubergeek RE: MarlaPR Apr 26, 2009 05:15 PM

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

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