Last week, I picked my first zucchini of the summer. I'm pretty sure there will be many, many more before the harvest season is over.
Zucchini is a vegetable that doesn't get much respect, with jokes about trying to disguise it in brownies or casseroles, and anonymously leaving piles of them on a neighbor's doorstep in the middle of the night. You wouldn't THINK of doing that with asparagus, would you?
I think zucchini is so prolific that it's taken for granted.
When I was developing this Zucchini & Bacon Soup recipe, my daughter asked, "Oh, you made some broccoli soup!" and was almost ready to ladle herself a bowlful. But when I told her it was made with zucchini, not broccoli, she put the ladle down.
She said, "If you would have let me think it was broccoli, I probably would have eaten it and loved it."