Found these wonderful baby yellow zucchinis at the Salcedo market yesterday. They are exactly the kind of produce I wish were available more often. Perfect for a light vegetable pasta dish, great in a chi-chi ratatouille side dish to a plated protein, or something to garnish a long-cooked stew. They were PHP100 for a small pack, the photo has roughly two packs worth. They were just about the size of my middle finger — young and slender.
And so organic, they had a couple of frisky young worms on them. I NEVER knew that little wormies like this one could fling themselves a good 6 inches or maybe 20x their body length! I saw it with my own eyes! They kind of tense up, slightly curl and hurl through the air. I am not sure if they were trying to get back to the zucchini, or away from them. I am 6 feet tall, imagine if I could leap 120 feet in one go?! Cool. :)
They were from Down to Earth. Also got a kilo of dayaps at Joey Malana’s large vegetable stand.