Also learned it is not a vegetable but botanically a fruit.
They are something that grows every year in my garden. There are endless ways of preparing them. Great fried or made into bread, cookies, and even cake.
Zucchini/courgettes have such a mild flavor. This makes them very versatile...shredded and put in pineapple juice - one can't tell it is not crushed pineapple.
Hungry for an apple dessert but no apples...peel it and slice it thin with cinnamon and brown sugar -place in a double crust and you have a great mock apple pie.
So whether it is called zucchini, courgettes or squash it is definitely a wonderful fruit to grow.
Just don't get too carried away like I have and plant more than a couple...you just may be eating it til you turn green. (LOL)!
Have a great day!