As the days slowly begin to get shorter, I am beginning to think about fall baking - pumpkin bread, warm drinks filled with seasonal spices and a plethora of apple desserts. A great prelude into fall baking is zucchini bread, as it incorporates many of the same ingredients that are used in fall recipes. Growing up I was never a fan of zucchini that was grown in our garden, but when my mom made a batch of zucchini bread, my tune slowly changed to actually liking this green vegetable. I opted to make spiced zucchini bread, an intensely flavorful treat thanks to an array of spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and cloves. I paired this bread with vibrant billy buttons, or as I refer to them as balls of sunshine. When you look at them, don't they just make you happy?
*All photographs by Alison