Bowtie Pasta with Mushroom Sauce
SERVES 8 TO 10
It is common in outdoor markets in Italy to see carts of bright yellow-orange zucchini blossoms. They bring a tinge of nostalgia for me, because the blossoms were a familiar sight in our kitchen. I usually run to my garden when zucchini are plentiful and gather an apron full of blossoms. I don’t know anyone with zucchini plants who, by mid-summer, would not love to give some away.
My mother would make them into fried patties…similar to a soft pancake . Yum. Just found some today and that’s what I will be eating tonight!.
I remember my grandmother making the zucchini flowers when I was a kid. If I take the flower off the zucchini as it’s still growing will the zucchini still grow?