summer squash, zucchini

Up to your ears in squash and zucchini?


Eating seasonally can be a challenge. Summer squash season is upon us and it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the bounty. Whether you’re growing your own garden, a member of a CSA, or a regular market visitor, you are probably faced with the daunting task of incorporating all of that squash into your meals – while at the same time trying not to tire of it. Well, I hope I can share some resources with you that you will find to be helpful.

First, Animal, Vegetable, Miracle is an excellent resource for folks thinking about or already eating seasonally. Kingsolver is a phenomenal writer and her family is pretty talented too. If you haven’t read this book yet, please pick it up this summer! It’s a worthwhile read. In the meantime, you can access some of the resources contained within the book (but not the stories). One of the most relevant resources for this particular squash-inspired post is the  Zucchini Season Meal Plan. The site also includes some, but not all, of the recipes mentioned in the meal plan including, a recipe for Grilled Vegetable Panini (it calls for eggplant and peppers, but I say work with what you’ve got), a recipe for Disappearing Zucchini Orzo, and a recipe for Zucchini Chocolate Chip Cookies (a friend suggests margarine instead of butter to make the cookies more moist).

Folks have been posting various squash and zucchini recipes either on our Facebook site or on their sites and then I re-post them to our site. I’ll link a few of these resources here too. Here’s another zucchini bread recipe called “Mom’s Zucchini Bread Recipe.” And then there’s Yellow Squash Patties. Then we also have All Zucchini Recipes that includes an exhaustive guide to all things zucchini, including recipes, of course. And finally, here’s a site with links to 15 squash and zucchini recipes, including potato, squash and goat cheese gratin, zucchini potato frittata, and squash ribbons.

I hope some of these resources do help you to better enjoy and handle the bounty of squash season. If you have any other suggestions, please post comments here or at our Facebook site. We would love it if you shared some of your favorites with us!

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