Well here I am in Los Angeles for the past 15 years and I'm just getting used to it. It's hard to shake the lower east side and truth is I would never try to. It's in my DNA just like the years I spent in and around New Paltz, Eastern Long Island and the upper west side for that matter. So I guess farming is in my DNA since my Father grew up on the farms of Nassau County back in the 20's. He showed me how to plant and nurture the soil and treat every plant like it was the last one on earth.
My life partner's (we used to call them wives and husbands) Mother was a farm girl in Portuagal so together we put our DNA together and started our own vegetable farm right near LAX airport where we live. Totally organic, no pesticides or anything like that. The lettuce we grow is incredible as are the artichokes, potatoes, beets, broccoli, squash, radishes and yes, zucchini. The one I'm holding in my picture doubled in size in about one week! There were many more just like it too. We would slice them up, thow on a dab of butter and garlic and throw it on the grill! Yum!
Some of the local folks (ladies) saw this bad boy and stated calling me Drewcchini! We all laugh about that one. How can you not? Anyway, the winter garden is planted and starting to yield vegetables already! For Zucchini lovers, you'll have to wait till the Summer but trust me, it's worth the wait!
Oh, I guess I'm a spoon of some sort. Always looking for a scoop whether it's ice cream, sweet potato pie or a hot cup of coffee to stir!