Monthly Archives: July 2013

6 More Summer Squash Recipes

Continuing the bonanza from Food & Wine.  I hope you enjoy these.

Roasted Sea Bass with Summer Squash

Roasted Sea Bass with Summer Squash

“We had a boat when I was a kid, so fishing was a part of my youth,” Michael Psilakis says. Here, he mixes ladolemono (lemon juice and olive oil) with mustard and yogurt to create a tangy, creamy sauce for succulent roasted fish and vegetables.


Mozzarella with Summer Squash and Olive Puree

Mozzarella with Summer Squash and Olive Puree

This dish is chef Mathieu Perez’s take on the classic Italian mozzarella-tomato-basil Caprese salad. It depends on young, very fresh zucchini and summer squash. To prepare the recipe like Perez does, grate the olives finely with a Microplane grater instead of pureeing them.


Roasted Vegetable Tarts

Roasted Vegetable Tarts

Here’s a recipe that you can use for nearly anything in your summer CSA box (or backyard garden).


Adler & Fertig's Knife and Fork Grilled Vegetable Salad

Adler & Fertig’s Knife and Fork Grilled Vegetable Salad

Both residents of barbecue-mad Kansas City, Judith M. Fertig and Karen Adler are the authors of The BBQ Queens’ Big Book of Barbecue. Even when they’re grilling vegetables, as for this hearty salad drizzled with lemon vinaigrette, these BBQ Queens prefer using a gas grill with lots of power—at least 40,000 BTUs.


Sautéed Baby Squash with Scallions

Sautéed Baby Squash with Scallions

Bagna cauda, the simple Italian sauce of olive oil, anchovies and garlic, flavors strips of grilled zucchini and yellow squash. The excellent topping: crispy fried capers.

This fast and easy side combines sautéed baby squash with scallions, shallots and parsley. It’s a great way to showcase the vegetable’s summer-fresh flavor.


Squash Blossoms with Pimento Ricotta

Squash Blossoms with Pimento Ricotta

For a new twist on a Tuscan classic, Matt Lee and Ted Lee add pimentos to the ricotta that fills these squash blossoms—an homage to pimento cheese, a Southern favorite; instead of frying them, they serve the blossoms raw.

–posted by Steven

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What’s in the Box for July 30 – Aug 2, 2013

In the box this week are:

  • plums
  • rainbow chard
  • cucumbers
  • wild arugula
  • summer squash
  • golden beets
  • salad reds and greens
  • bunching onions
  • peppers for Tuesday/Wednesday, Tavera green beans for Friday
  • herbs: chives, basil, and parsley

–Posted by Steven

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6 Summer Squash Recipes

A bonanza from Food & Wine.  I’m not going to copy all of the recipes here, but I’ll give you a peak, and you can click on and start cookin’. More next week!

Grilled Squash Ribbons and Prosciutto with Mint Dressing

Grilled Squash Ribbons and Prosciutto with Mint Dressing

Grilling zucchini and summer squash ribbons on skewers is terrific because the edges become wonderfully charred and crisp, while the insides stay tender and juicy.


Summer Squash Pizza with Goat Cheese and Walnuts

Summer Squash Pizza with Goat Cheese and Walnuts

Zucchini and yellow squash can both be mild in flavor, but nothing about this tangy, herby pizza is bland. The summer squash is sliced into slender coins, then roasted in a hot oven until it’s lightly caramelized, bringing out its sweetness.


Spinach Fettuccine with Tangy Grilled Summer Squash

Spinach Fettuccine with Tangy Grilled Summer Squash

Amanda Cohen loves to toss herb fettuccine with pickled squash blossoms and grilled zucchini. This simplified recipe features squash that’s pickled and then grilled, plus freshly sautéed squash.


Layered Eggplant, Zucchini and Tomato Casserole

Layered Eggplant, Zucchini and Tomato Casserole

When your garden’s too prolific, have friends over for a swap: your excess produce for theirs. But save some vegetables to make the irresistible casserole here.


Grilled Summer Squash with Bagna Cauda and Fried Capers

Grilled Summer Squash with Bagna Cauda and Fried Capers

Bagna cauda, the simple Italian sauce of olive oil, anchovies and garlic, flavors strips of grilled zucchini and yellow squash. The excellent topping: crispy fried capers.


Macaroni with Summer Squash, Salami, and Ricotta Tomato Sauce

Macaroni with Summer Squash, Salami, and Ricotta Tomato Sauce

Sun-dried tomatoes add lots of flavor to the sauce. If you prefer zucchini, you can use it in place of the summer squash.

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What’s in the Box for July 23 – 26, 2013

In the box this week are:

  • rainbow chard
  • Red Haven peaches
  • green onions
  • summer squash
  • Ya-ya carrots
  • salad reds and greens
  • Tavera green beans OR gypsy peppers*
  • wild arugula
  • herbs: basil

* we will try to switch these next week, so if you get beans this week, you will get peppers next

Note: Tomatoes coming soon!

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What’s in the Box for July 16 – 19, 2013

In the box this week are:

  • rainbow chard
  • Purple Viking potatoes
  • Red Haven peaches
  • summer squash
  • Sugar Snax carrots
  • salad reds and greens
  • Merlin (red) beets
  • wild arugula
  • herbs: basil

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What’s in the Box for July 9 – 12, 2013

o Kipfel potatoes
o sugar snax carrots
o rainbow chard
o summer squash
o Santa Rosa plums
o salad reds and greens
o globe onions
o garlic
o rapini
o herbs: Thai basil, parsley

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What’s in the Box for July 2 – 5, 2013

In the box this week are:

  • rainbow chard
  • potatoes
  • golden plums
  • summer squash
  • Farao cabbage
  • salad reds and greens
  • Merlin (red) beets
  • herbs: chives, lemon thyme

–Posted by Steven

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