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Grilled Squash and Sausages with Sauce Verte from 'Kitchen Garden Cookbook'

The slew of herbs in Jeanne Kelly's sauce verte were perfect for making use of my small garden's bumper crop. Laced with salty capers, spicy dijon, and pungent raw garlic, this thick green sauce from her new Kitchen Garden Cookbook makes for a potent twist on my standard pesto-heavy repertoire. Tossed with grill-kissed squash and smeared on charred spicy sausages, it helped make an early summer dinner even better. More

Deborah Madison's Summer Squash Tartines with Rosemary and Lemon

It may not be zucchini season quite yet, but I'd advise squirreling away Deborah Madison's Summer Squash Tartines recipe from her new book, Vegetable Literacy, for dinner parties in the coming months. Another winning bread-cheese-vegetable combination, these open-faced sandwiches are just the thing when you've got a couple of cucurbits hanging around the house. Sure, anyone can throw cheese on bread and call it an appetizer. Yet Madison's little touches, like rubbing the bread with garlic and gently cooking the squash with a saute-steam method, make these tartines more than a slapdash effort at a snack. More

The Crisper Whisperer: What's a Cucuzza?

Of all the ways I've worried over the years about falling short, being a decent Italian-American was never one of them. But this weekend I discovered the cucuzza, and now I'm not so sure. How could I not have known about this ancient Italian summer-squash-like gourd? I spent the weekend getting to know it. Are you familiar with the cucuzza? Let us know in the comments. More

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