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Stuffed Zucchini, and mad ramblings on the Glorious Twelfth! — 18 Comments

  1. Happy Birthday Katie! If I lived close by, I’d bring you a cake. But in your honor, I’ll be making a mirabelle clafoutis with fruit from our tree tonight.
    ps We open our shutters at night, too. more crazy americans, I guess 🙂

  2. Happy birthday! I love the glimpse into French country life, the opening and closing of the shutters, the rhythm of neighbors…beautiful post, and a lovely recipe!

  3. Happy birthday, and I love the idea of sleeping at night with the windows open. I could do that here (I have screens) but then there’s turning off the air conditioner so my doesn’t just get higher and higher trying to cool the outside, so I don’t usually open the windows.
    Love the sound of this zucchini dish. I actually had the thought yesterday of coring out a slice of zucchini when I was stuffing some round ones and I didn’t have as many as I wanted. I bet this tastes just wonderful.

  4. Meredith, thank you! Mirabelle clafouti…if I lived closer I’d be there 🙂
    Thanks, Lydia, we’ve not mentioning numbers…
    Kalyn, great minds think alike! And thanks!
    Betty, merci! And merci beaucoup!

  5. Hi Katie, when was your birthday? I hope I’m not too late – Joyeux anniversaire!
    Lovely post 🙂 I enjoy reading stories, doesn’t matter if it’s related to the recipes or not. And such pretty stuffed zucchinis.

  6. Happy birthday Katie!
    And cheers for the courgette recipe. The situation with the courgettes is almost unfunny now. My neighbours are definitely avoiding me…

  7. I don’t think I’d recognize the place without the ramblings they are certainly half the fun!
    Even without checking the back seat of the car or the back porch, I’m happy for another zucchini recipe and this one looks gorgeous. You really got the basil beautiful!

  8. A. Happy, happy birthday!
    B. This version of stuffed zucchini sounds to die for.
    C. I love your ramblings. Keep them up!
    🙂 Genie

  9. I’m with gernie here – keep up the ramblings! And very happy birthday to you!
    Pille (definitely sleeping with all the windows and french balcony doors wide open during this heatwave)

  10. Nora, merci, it’s the 12th – the Glorious Twelfth… also known as the opening of grouse hunting season in Great Britain… lol
    Thanks Wendy. I know the signs – neighbors hiding behind closed (shuttered) doors..
    Thank you, thank you, Anh!
    Ahhh, Genie, you’re so kind…
    Thanks, Pille… you’re having a heat wave? Must have missed us. At least it quit raining… but now I have to water the garden!

  11. Looks good. I like the idea of stuffing a slice of the zucchini rather than the whole zucchini.

  12. You can ramble all you want! I love your stories. And now I can just see your neighbors and their shutters. (I would leave my windows open, too.)
    And the zucchini cups are beautiful.

  13. Happy (WAY BELATED) Birthday, Katie! Keep your stories a-coming! I enjoy reading them!
    As far a zucchini…I am normally not a huge fan, but you sure do make them look tasty!!!

  14. I’m happy to see that Melissa is doing better and has finally posted the recap for this WHB. Thanks for being so patient.

  15. I was searching for some new zucchini recipes and I found your delightful blog – I love the stories, and I’ll be adding you to my growing collection of sites I’ve been listing on my blog, http://peakedinterest.wordpress.com. I’m definitely looking forward to more of your delightful posts – keep blogging! 🙂