My Mom and I have never experienced this phenomenon. Our plants might produce one or two zucchini, then the plant wilts and dies. Leaving us feeling like we can't even grow the simplest of garden produce! This year has proven once again, quite disappointing. There are nice blooms, and I get all hopeful...I even saw a little baby zucchini about 2 inches long earlier this summer! But, it shriveled up and died.
So I decided, if I can't ever eat the squash itself, I can eat the blooms. This is another specialty that I've only heard of, but decided to try it. And I must say, it was a good idea! These are really yummy. But then again, anything stuffed with cheese and fried is good, right? :)
Recipe? I just mixed up some sour cream (didn't have cream cheese or I would have used that) with shredded cheddar cheese, and fresh basil, and stuffed the blooms, sans the little stem inside. Then dipped them in whisked egg whites, some coconut flour, then back in the egg whites, before frying them in coconut oil till toasty brown.