Ratatouille

Ratatouille in a black pot

Ratatouille is a French stew that makes the most of everything you might have in abundance at the end of summer: eggplant, tomatoes, zucchini and fresh herbs. Serve it over rice or pair with crusty bread. Not only is summer stew colorful, it’s delicious! Big Picture Let the vegetables you have on hand inform the […]

Summer Succotash with Swiss Chard

Bowl of succotash

Succotash always comes to mind when zucchini and tomatoes are in abundance and I have leftover sweet corn. I recommend cooking fresh sweet corn the same day you get it and making a couple of extra ears while you’re at it—that way you can plan to make succotash the next day. I like to add […]

Yellow Zucchini

two yellow zucchinis

Yellow Zucchini Veggie Type: Gourd Season: Summer Peak months: June-September Uses: If you’re asking yourself how to tell the difference between yellow zucchini and summer squash, here’s your answer! Since zucchini is a type of summer squash, these confounding veggies are actually both zucchinis and summer squashes. The flavor is very similar to that of […]

Summer Squash

yellow and green zucchini

Summer Squash Veggie Type: Squash Season: Summer  Peak months: June-September Uses: The many varieties of summer squashes include tatuma squash (first picture) and yellow and green zucchini (second picture). Tatuma squash is very similar to a zucchini and can be used interchangeably in recipes. Try grilling, stir-frying, ratatouille-ing, or making zucchini bread with either the […]

Zucchini

two zucchinis

Zucchini Veggie Type: Squash Season: Summer Peak months: June-September Uses: While zucchini and cucumber might look similar, they are prepared differently, so make sure you know which vegetable you have. Zucchinis are a type of squash, and you can treat them as you would any other summer squash. For a quick meal, sauté zucchini and […]