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13 Zucchini and Summer Squash Recipes We Love

Now that's it's the middle of August, zucchini is everywhere. For those of us with gardens or CSA memberships, that can mean more squash than we know what to do with. If you've run out of ways to handle the abundance, we've got recipes sweet and savory to help you cook up your glut of zucchini and summer squash. More

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 is 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

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

In Season: Summer Squash

Photograph from iLoveButter on Flickr Summer squash are a kitchen staple I always turn to in my fridge. They're a delicious way to add some vegetables to a dish, and the simplest dinner in the world is a runny egg over some quickly sautéed coins of summer squash. The crisp squash bits are one of the best bites you'll ever have. Once I bring the squash home from the market, I wrap them in paper towels (two to three per towel depending on size) and stick them in the crisper. And in case you were wondering, zucchini is just one of the many summer squash varieties. [After the jump, an arsenal of summer squash recipes.]... More

In Season: Summer Squash

Photograph from Swanksalot on Flickr Summer squash are named so because they cannot be store for long periods (until winter) unlike winter squash. Look for firm, unblemished, glossy skin; small to medium-sized, fairly heavy relative to size. Stored in the refrigerator, they should keep for a week. Here are a few recipes we think are worth trying this season: Summer Squash Recipes Spaghetti with Zucchini and Squash [SE] Mom's Summer Squash Recipe [Simply Recipes] Marinated Grilled Vegetable Sandwich [SE] Bengali Style Summer Squash [Tigers and Strawberries] Parmesan-Crusted Zucchini [SE] Zucchini Ginger Cupcakes [Epicurious]... More

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