summer squash

variety:

Bennings Green Tint - Patty Pan
Flying Saucer - Patty Pan
Desert - Green Zucchini
Green Tiger - Striped Green Zucchini
Yellowfin - Yellow Zucchini
Zephyr - Crookneck

storage:

Ideal temp: 40-50℉

Most of us don't have a room in our house that is consistently between 40-50℉  during the summer (unless you have a root cellar or very cool, dry basement). At the farm, we have a walk-in cooler kept at this temperature, because many veggies are best stored in this range.

Keep in your fridge in the warmest spot (closest to the front). Store unwashed in a paper bag or open plastic bag, and be careful of bruising. A closed plastic bag in cold storage will cause summer squash to become slimy and rot. Very fresh squash has little hairs on it, so rinse carefully and dry before use. Storage life: 1-2 weeks.

USES:

Ratatouille
Grilled or roasted at high heat
Roasted in Pasta
Squash 'ribbons' (noodle alternative)
Quiche or Frittata
Summer Squash Soup
Pickled
Gratin
Curry
Pizza; tart
Quesadillas
Tagine with chickpeas and couscous
Grated in fritters or veggie pancakes
Stuffed
Zucchini bread, muffins, cakes or cookies
 

pairs well with:

Hard & soft cheeses (Mozzarella, Burrata, Ricotta, Feta, Parmesan), chiles, beef, pork, chicken, shrimp, anchovy, green beans, peas, asparagus, tomato, bell pepper, sweet corn, eggplant, garlic, onion (white, yellow), scallion, tahini, yogurt, sour cream, capers, olives, vinegar (red wine, balsamic, white...), olive oil, toasted sesame oil, coconut oil, coconut milk, peanut sauce, chicken stock, garbanzo beans, couscous, rice, pasta dishes, sesame seed, pine nuts, walnuts, basil, parsley, thyme, mint.