I got my husband to eat cucumbers and raw zucchini and like it. Butde, can you believe it? How did I do this you might ask. Home grown veggies and pickling. If you love food, love to cook or just love to read about cooking and recipes (that is me) you should subscribe to Cuisine at Home: http://www.cuisineathome.com/
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On a sad note. I lost one of my gorgeous zucchini plants to Squash vine borers. I have done minor surgery on two others hoping to save them but I am afraid this might be the last of my zucchini. But I am on alert to try to keep them from getting my yellow squash and cucumber.