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Zucchini Blossoms
Zucchini Blossoms (aka Courgette Blossoms) are the edible flowers of zucchini plants. They will have a crisp texture and a very faint zucchini taste to them.

There are both male and female blossoms. If you are harvesting the flowers from your own garden, leave the female flowers on the plants, these produce the actual zucchini. These blossoms will have a swelling just behind them where the zucchini will develop. Harvest instead the male flowers, which will have long, straight stems.
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Miracle Whip is a bottled, commercial salad dressing that looks like mayonnaise. Made by Kraft, it is sweeter, tangier, and somewhat less expensive than mayonnaise.

It has been sold for over 70 years now, and has been used so widely that many people prefer it to the real thing.
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-- Miss Manners (aka Judith Martin. American journalist. 13 September 1938 - )

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