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Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Zucchini Brownies and Grass Seed

Here's a recipe to use up any extra zucchini that you may have on hand this time of year.

Zucchini Brownies

¼ C margarine or butter
1 ½ C sugar
2 Tbs cocoa
2 eggs
2 C flour
1 tsp salt
½ tsp soda
2 C peeled, ground or shredded zucchini
1 C chocolate chips
½ C nuts-optional

Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs, cream; add zucchini and beat again. Add flour, salt, soda and cocoa. Place in a greased 9x13 inch pan. Sprinkle with chocolate chips and nuts. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes, or until it tests done.

Grass Seed

There isn't too terribly much going on in the dairy department. Last week hubby happened across a fellow who was combining in a neighboring field to get the grass seed. Hubby told him to come and try the dry cow field if he wanted. The Seed Guy does this on shares; 50/50. So he came and tried it..

In a field of about 20 acres he got just a wee tad over 1,000 pounds of seed, 700 pounds of which were good grass seeds. That blew me away. How could grass seeds weigh that much?!


Unknown said...

It wasn't until I moved up to the country and married a farmer that I learned about all the types of grass out there! There are sooooooo many types! Hubby's experimenting on Switch Grass this year. He's the first on the Island to do it. We'll see how that pans out. Other than that, the rest of our fields are of barley, grasses like brome (sp?) and timothy, alfalfa, and some corn.

Gotta try out your brownie recipe sometime! Thanks for sharing!!

Calfkeeper said...

c-yes, grass is so confusing. They talk about protein content and fiber and hey, gotta include if you can make ethanol out of it. Good luck with the switchgrass.