I grew up with a mother that was very ahead of her time. In the early '80s she had turned half of our back yard into an organic vegetable garden that almost completely sustained us during the warm months of the year. With four children running around, she had lot of help harvesting. I think that my love of gardening (and vegetables) stemmed from that childhood garden. In particular I remember the snap peas, strawberries, and zucchini. The sweet, crunchy peas and juicy strawberries are fairly self explanatory, but the zucchini? Well to me it meant zucchini bread and chocolate zucchini cake, so I was a big fan.