Us scientists often have problems with less than precise instructions and let's face it, recipes are often a prime source of loosey-goosey instructions. So when a recipe asks for you to grate a medium-sized zucchini, just how much zucchini is that anyways? Now TPP has often seen and occasionally raised zucchini the size of naval destroyers. Now if that's a big zucchini, then how big is a medium? No mass, no size measurements, no means of determining how much zucchini the recipe really calls for. Medium? This is quite annoying. Now in my general judgment a zucchini that is 9-10 inches long and probably about 2 inches in diameter at its thickest part is a medium-sized zucchini. The navy calls to put in dibs on any that are larger. Nobody should let zucchini get any bigger than 9-10 inches, but sometimes they can grow from 6-7 inches to 9-10 inches in a matter of 2 hours or less. How a fruit so big can hide from view also remains an interesting question. But it would help a great deal if recipe authors would attempt to quantify their amounts a bit more. Is it too much to ask for some zucchini standardization out there?