Summer squash is harvested when it's immature so that its rind is tender and edible. Unlike winter squash, it has a very short storage life.
Common types of summer squash include zucchini, yellow squash, pattypan and crookneck. Regardless of variety, all parts of summer squash are edible, including the flesh, seeds and skin. Serve it raw with your favorite dip, grate it and add to salads or try one of these delicious recipes:
We are all trying to make summer last a little longer. For some, that means learning the techniques of canning and preserving the fruits and vegetables that are readily available at farmers' markets now.
But did you know that the same technique can be applied to bacon? Our latest Google+ Hangout with Chef Jeff Adamek shows you how to make Bacon Jam. Could there be a better way to spend the next 30 minutes? Watch it now!
Google+ Hangout: Canning & Preserving
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The Star of Summer is Squash
We can't get enough of the delicate flavor, soft shell and creamy white flesh of summer squash. We're talking about this versatile vegetable in our blog, coming up with creative recipes for our classes (see below) and celebrated the holiday "Sneak Some Zucchini on your Neighbor's Porch" earlier this month. Shelley was lucky enough to wake up to some summer squash on her porch. She sure has some sneaky employees!
Here's our latest video showing you two different methods to cook summer squash without soggy results:
How to Cook Summer Squash
Our chefs love squash so much, we are featuring it in five upcoming classes:
You Don't Know Squashis a whole class on this amazing vegetable. Learn fun, creative ways to showcase squash such as Zucchini Pizza with Harissa, Chickpeas and Cilantro.
Enjoy the Thrill of the Grill with Spicy Grilled Sweet Potato and Zucchini Succotash.
Have oodles of fun making homemade pasta and using it in Summer Vegetable Lasagna in Pasta Workshop. Potato Gnocchi with Zucchini, Tomatoes and Basil is a star dish in Know Your Gnocchi. It's obvious Italians love summer squash, and the love continues in Italian Gardenwith Grilled Eggplant and Tomato Napoleon with Fresh Mozzarella and Basil.
Please Note: some classes are offered multiple times at both of our locations, so please search our class calendar for your options.
Nuts for Banana Bread
Fisher Nuts is changing the way you shop the baking aisle. The new stand up bag with zipper makes their nuts more visible and helps keep them fresh. In addition to The Food Network's Chef Alex Guarnachelli, Fisher recently partnered with our Chef Shelley Young to create videos of recipes featuring the stand up bag, as well as a short list of ingredients and clear instructions. Here's the recipe for Fisher Nuts Classic Banana Bread:
Fisher Nuts Classic Banana Bread
Stay tuned for more videos with Shelley featuring Fisher Nuts right here in our newsletter.