My BFF Pauli has a garden plot, and I got two large zucchini from her first harvest. I am the designated neighborhood baker, so I decided to make Blueberry Zucchini Bread with the zucchini, because I had a pint of Michigan blueberries, just begging me to be used. Unless I drove to Wisconsin or Michigan to pick the berries, I wouldn't get them any fresher than buying these Michigan blueberries at the store. I digress. Fresh zucchini and almost fresh blueberries call for Blueberry Zucchini Bread.
As for the recipe, I knew that I needed enough for five mini loaves for my four neighbors and us. As I perused Google, for Blueberry Zucchini bread, I saw Christiane @Taking On Magazines recipe for Blueberry Zucchini Bread. It was similar to the recipe that I made years ago. It would yield 2 8x4 loaves, but I got five mini loaves out of the batter. I subbed 1/2 cup of unsweetened applesauce for half of the vegetable oil, and didn't add the walnuts. i also used al AP flour. This bread is so moist, and bursting with fresh blueberries, and relatively low fat. You can get Christiane's recipe here. By the way, Christiane was named by babble.com as one of the Top 100 Mom Food Bloggers of 2012. Check it out and leave a comment on her page.
Well, our unbearable 100's temps are returning and I have another allergy attack, at least the tenth one this summer. Yesterday was at my local farm stand buying more of those wonderful local tomatoes, and saw that the they had honey produced from their own bees. Have any of you with seasonal allergies had any relief from eating honey produced from bees in your area? Let me know, if you have, because I am going to try my local honey. I figure that it can't hurt, and it might help. In the meantime, I'm going to have a piece of my wonderful Blueberry Zucchini Bread and a very strong cup of coffee!