Every summer the vegetable garden starts filling up with nice, big, green zucchinis. Some are picked while still quite small and dark, while others are left until they become big and stripy, full of seeds and perfect for stuffing (but that's another blog post).
Secretly, I think the best part of the zucchini plant are the flowers.
Over several days, Nonna goes out to the garden and picks two or three flowers (not many come out at once). When she has a big batch she fries them up in a light batter for hungry grandchildren.
We call them 'Flowers'.