I had given up on making this recipe from Issue 106 when I spied a bag of zucchini blossoms on a roadside produce truck outside my daughter's school. Score! These were really delicious-- crispy and rich. Of course you could probably fry a piece of cardboard in this batter and it would be delicious-- and the recipe makes a LOT of batter, so have your cardboard (or fish, or string beans, etc.) ready. I tried a few leaves of Tuscan kale-- that was okay too. Speaking of the batter, I didn't have any seltzer so, figuring that tonic water was a bad idea, I used a can of beer instead.