Another item that we have in a wide array of varieties (such as romanesco zucchini, baby bush zucchini, raven zucchini, yellow crookneck). Summer squash is juicy and tender almost any way you cook it; it is harvested while still immature, tender and thin skinned. Popular preparations are grilling (roasted or broiled if you don’t have a grill) and sautéing in stir fries. It’s also great sliced thinly (and carefully) on a mandolin, marinated in oil, lemon and S&P, and then tossed with some herbs and greens for a fabulous summer salad.

Summer Squashes

Clockwise from top right: pattypan squash, romanesco zucchini, yellow squash, raven zucchini

Little zucchinis with squash blossoms