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Zucchini-Fennel Pancakes

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Recipe courtesy of Delilah’s Farm INGREDIENTS 2 cups zucchini, coarsely grated 2 tablespoons onion, very finely chopped 1–2 garlic cloves, finely minced 1–2 tablespoons fresh fennel frond, dill, basil, or parsley, finely chopped 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon pepper 1 large egg, lightly beaten 1/4–1/2 cup flour (white or whole wheat is fine; for gluten [...]

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Squash Ribbon Pasta

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Recipe by Rebecca Dienner for The FruitGuys INGREDIENTS 2 large or 4–5 small summer squash, ends trimmed 2 cloves garlic, minced 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil 2 cups tomatoes, chopped 1/2 cup fresh herbs, minced (parsley, basil, dill) 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese (optional) Salt and pepper to taste PREPARATION Using a mandolin, [...]

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Penne with Zucchini & Basil

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Adapted from World Vegetarian by Madhur Jaffrey, courtesy of Capay Valley Farm Shop INGREDIENTS 1 lb of zucchini, halved and cut in 1/4 inch in slices Salt 5 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil 1 large onion, peeled and cut into fine half rings 1/4 cup vegetable stock About 30 fresh basil leaves, torn in pieces 1/2 [...]

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Vegetarian Grilled Fajitas

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Recipe by Non-Reactive Pan, clarosouthwick.com/blog INGREDIENTS 2 bell peppers (any color), de-seeded and sliced in strips 1 onion cut into strips 1–2 zucchini (or other summer squash) cut in lengthwise slices 1/4-inch thick 3/4 cup olive oil 1/4 teaspoon dried cumin 1/4 teaspoon chipotle chili powder 1 teaspoon smoked or sweet paprika 4 tablespoons mayonnaise, [...]

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Summer Squash Bread

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Recipe from Karina Lee, courtesy of Capay Valley Farm Shop INGREDIENTS 2 1/3 cups all purpose flour 1 1/2 cups sugar (or just 1 cup depending on how sweet you like it) 2 cups summer squash, grated 2/3 cup shortening or 2 sticks butter 2/3 cup milk 3 eggs 1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder 1 1/4 [...]

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Buttery Summer Squash with Basil

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Adapted from foodrenegade.com INGREDIENTS 2–3 medium summer squash (such as zucchini, pattypan, crookneck, etc.), sliced into 1/4-inch thick rounds 2–3 tablespoons melted butter 1/2–3/4 cup fresh basil leaves Salt to taste PREPARATION Preheat oven to 350°F. Place a layer of summer squash slices at the bottom of a 2-quart baking dish and lightly drizzle with a [...]

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Sautéed Zucchini With Basil

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Adapted from Cucina Rustica by Viana La Place and Evan Kleiman, courtesy of Capay Valley Farm Shop INGREDIENTS 1 lb fresh zucchini 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) 1 clove garlic, minced 2 tablespoons grated romano cheese salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste 5 large basil leaves, torn PREPARATION Wash the zucchini and [...]

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Roasted Summer Squash Salad

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Recipe by Non-Reactive Pan, clarosouthwick.com/blog INGREDIENTS 1–2 cups summer squash of your choice, cut into 1-inch chunks 2 cups fresh spinach or salad greens, chopped or torn into bite-size pieces 1 fennel bulb, shaved; or 1 cup fresh basil, shredded 1–2 tablespoons onion or shallot, finely chopped (optional) 1–2 garlic cloves, minced (optional) Olive oil [...]

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Summer Squash & Feta Cheese Salad

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Adapted from World Vegetarian by Madhur Jaffrey, courtesy of Capay Valley Farm Shop INGREDIENTS 1 lb summer squash, trimmed & cut in 1 inch segments Salt 2 scallions, cut into fine rounds ½ lb feta cheese 2 tablespoons fresh herbs, chopped ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil ¼ cup fresh lemon juice PREPARATION Cut each [...]

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Garlic Zucchini Bites

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Recipe by Rebecca Dienner for The FruitGuys INGREDIENTS 2–3 medium zucchini, cut in 1 1/2-inch rounds 1/2 cup onion, cut in 1/2-inch pieces 2 tablespoons olive oil 1–2 cloves garlic, minced 2 tablespoons fresh dill, rosemary, thyme, or parsley, minced Salt and pepper to taste PREPARATION Preheat oven to 450°F. Place zucchini and onion in [...]

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What’s in Season July 2013

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Here’s a preview of the goodies being harvested from some of our farms in July, from The FruitGuys regional produce buyers. To see what’s being delivered this week, visit fruitguys.com/mix and choose your region. Central/Midwest Calling all stone fruit and berry fans! July is when we see cherries, blueberries, peaches, and apricots (oh my!) from [...]

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Spring Toastie with Parsley Aioli

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Recipe by Rebecca Dienner for The FruitGuys INGREDIENTS 2 small or one large zucchini, trimmed, and thinly sliced lengthwise about 1/4-inch thick 4 thin slices of onion, about 1/8-inch thick 1 cup carrots, trimmed, and thinly sliced lengthwise about 1/4-inch thick 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon balsamic 2 tablespoons parsley, minced 1/4 cup mayonnaise [...]

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Costato Romanesco Squash

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Used just like traditional zucchini, this popular hybrid is loved by Italian cooks for its deliciously nutty flavor and firm, crisp texture. With its ribbed surfaces, slices are beautifully scalloped. Romanesco Squash is wonderful in stir-fried dishes, baked, or sautéed.

Preparation Tips

Rinse before preparing, and trim the ends. No need to peel.

Storage Tips

Zukes are tender and bruise easily, so handle carefully. Store in a bag in the crisper section of the refrigerator. Use within one week.
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Savory Summer Egg “Muffins”

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Recipe by Rebecca Dienner for The FruitGuys INGREDIENTS 2 small zucchinis or summer squash, grated (about 1 cup) 2 small leeks, thinly sliced or 1/2 onion, minced 1 cup chopped cremini mushrooms 12 eggs beaten 1/4 cup olive oil or milk 1/4 cup fresh chives or herbs such as parsley, basil, dill, or thyme 1/3 [...]

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Zucchini Ribbon Salad

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Recipe by Rebecca Dienner for The FruitGuys INGREDIENTS 1 large or 2 small zucchini, cut into ribbons (about 3 cups) 2–3 medium beets, roasted and cut into bite-size wedges 2–3 shallots, minced 1 cup carrots, shredded 1 1/2 cups snow peas, cut into 1-inch pieces 3 tablespoons lemon juice 1/4 cup olive oil 1/2 cup [...]

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Greek String Bean and Zucchini Stew

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Adapted from greekfood.about.com INGREDIENTS 1 pound of fresh string beans (yellow or green), trimmed 2–3 medium zucchini 1 onion (medium or large), chopped 1–2 cloves garlic, minced 1 1/2 cups tomato, finely diced 1/2 cup water (more as needed) Olive oil 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper 1 to 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (optional) [...]

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Quick Summer Squash Sauté With Almonds

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Adapted from smittenkitchen.com INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 large or 2 small summer squash cut into matchsticks 2 tablespoons thinly sliced almonds Salt and freshly ground pepper Romano or parmesan cheese, shaved or thinly sliced (try a veggie peeler for this) PREPARATION Heat oil on high in a large skillet. When it is hot [...]

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Sweet Pepper and Zucchini Sauté

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Adapted from tastebook.com INGREDIENTS 2 small zucchini, cut into bite-size pieces (about 1 1/2 cups) 1 cup sweet peppers, such as red or yellow bells, gypsy, or banana peppers, cut into thin strips 1 large onion, cut into thin strips 1 garlic clove, minced 1/2 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves, minced 1 tablespoon fresh parsley or [...]

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Quick Summer Squash Sauté With Almonds

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From SmittenKitchen.com, Courtesy of Capay Valley Farm Shop INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) 2 tablespoons thinly sliced almonds 1-2 small summer squash cut into 1/8 inch matchsticks Salt and freshly ground pepper Few ounces Romano or parmesan cheese, in thin slices – a peeler works great for this PREPARATION Heat the oil [...]

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Zucchini (Summer Squash) Tart

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Recipe courtesy of Delilah’s Farm INGREDIENTS 2 cups zucchini (or other summer squash), sliced about 1/4-inch thick 1/2–3/4 cup mushrooms, chopped (optional) 1 sheet puff pastry 1/2 cup soft cheese (goat cheese, cream cheese, soft herb cheese, etc.) 1/4 cup finely chopped onion 1 clove garlic, minced (or more to taste) 1 tablespoon finely chopped [...]

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Summer Veggie Ragout

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Recipe courtesy of Delilah’s Farm INGREDIENTS 1 cup eggplant, peeled and cut into ¾-inch cubes (Note: very small eggplant may be left unpeeled) 1 cup zucchini or other summer squash, cut into ¾-inch cubes 1 cup sweet pepper and/or tomato, de-seeded and diced 1/2 cup onion, thinly sliced (red, white, or yellow) 2 cloves garlic, [...]

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Pasta Primavera—Recipe tips from The FruitGuys

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In Italian, “alla primavera” simply means “in the style of springtime.” As we move further into spring, TakeHome cases will feature a plethora of springtime favorites that are delicious tossed with your choice of pasta and a variety of sauce or dressing options. Throughout spring and into summer, you may see green beans, corn, fennel, [...]

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Quick Sautéed Zucchini

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Adapted from smittenkitchen.com INGREDIENTS 2 zucchini, cut into 1/8-inch matchsticks 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons thinly sliced almonds Salt and freshly ground pepper Freshly shaved Romano or Parmesan cheese (optional) PREPARATION Heat oil on med-high in a large skillet. When oil is hot but not smoking, add the almonds to the pan. Cook them, [...]

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Zucchini

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Summer squash are soft-skinned with small seeds. In fact, zukes and their compatriots crookneck and pattypan are really immature versions of winter squash. Sliced, diced, cooked, or raw, summer squash is versatile and easy to prepare.

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Preparation Tips

Rinse before preparing, and trim the ends. No need to peel.

Storage Tips

Zukes are tender and bruise easily, so handle carefully. Store in a bag in the crisper section of the refrigerator. Use within one week.
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Stuffed Bell Peppers

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Adapted from Epicurious INGREDIENTS 2 bell peppers 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 onion, chopped 1–2 cloves garlic, minced 1 large tomato, peeled and seeded 1 tablespoon fresh basil or oregano, minced 3/4 cup long-grain rice 2-1/4 cups vegetable or chicken broth, heated 1 zucchini, scrubbed and cut into 1/4-inch cubes 2 tablespoons pine nuts or [...]

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Zucchini Bread

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Adapted from Nature’s Bounty   INGREDIENTS 3 cups zucchini or other summer squash, coarsely grated 1 cup coarsely grated apple 1  1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1  1/2 cups whole-wheat flour 1 cup sugar 1 cup unsweetened applesauce 1 tablespoon plus one teaspoon vanilla 1/4 cup vegetable oil 4 eggs, beaten 1  1/2 tablespoons cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon [...]

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Blueberry Zucchini Bread

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Adapted from allrecipes.com INGREDIENTS 1 pint fresh blueberries 2 cups zucchini, shredded 3 cups all-purpose flour 2 cups sugar 3 eggs, lightly beaten 1 cup vegetable oil (see Cook’s note) 3 teaspoons vanilla extract 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon baking soda 1 tablespoon cinnamon PREPARATION Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease [...]

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Green Beans and Zucchini with Shallots

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Adapted from planetgreen.com INGREDIENTS 2 zucchini, sliced in half lengthwise then into 1/2-inch slices 2 cups green beans, washed, trimmed, and cut or torn into bite-size pieces 2–3 shallots, finely chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 1/2 cup veggie broth 1 tablespoon olive oil Salt (start with a couple pinches and add more to taste) Long [...]

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Grilled Vegetable Marinade

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Adapted from food.com INGREDIENTS Mixed vegetables: zucchini, shallots, tomatoes, etc. 2/3 cup olive oil 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar 1/4 cup minced shallot 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil 1 teaspoon minced garlic 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper PREPARATION Prep vegetables for grilling, keeping pieces large enough to work on grill or [...]

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Summer Squash Carpaccio

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Courtesy of Capay Valley Farm Shop INGREDIENTS 1 pound small zucchini Handful sliced almonds, toasted 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 1 small clove garlic, minced 2 handfuls of arugula or shredded spinach Salt and pepper to taste Chunk of ricotta salata, or other medium-aged pecorino cheese, shaved PREPARATION Preheat [...]

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Corn and Zucchini Fritters

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Adapted from Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone INGREDIENTS 3–4 zucchini, grated 1 cup of fresh corn (approximately), cut from the cob Egg, 1 large or two small, beaten 1/2 bunch green onions, thinly sliced, white part and a little of the green Garlic clove, 1 large or two small, minced 1/2 cup parsley, chopped Sliced lemon [...]

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Zucchini Potato Gratin

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Recipe from Delilah’s Farm INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 onion, cut in half lengthwise then into 1/4-inch strips 1/4 teaspoon salt Pinch of pepper 1 clove garlic 1  1/2 tablespoons finely chopped basil 1 cup potato, cut in 1/4-inch thick slices 1 cup zucchini, cut diagonally in 1/2-inch thick slices Salt and pepper 1/4 [...]

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Quinoa with Snap Peas and Zucchini

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Recipe courtesy of Delilah’s Farm Report INGREDIENTS 1 cup quinoa 1  1/2 cups water or broth 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup sugar snap peas, cleaned 1/2 cup coarsely grated zucchini 2 tablespoons olive oil 1/2 onion, finely diced 1 clove garlic, minced 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest 2 tablespoon lemon [...]

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Confetti Salad

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Adapted from Chef Kemi Nekvapil INGREDIENTS 1 apple on the tart side, preferably Granny Smith 2 medium carrots or 6 baby carrots 1 zucchini 1/2 red onion 1/2 cup parsley 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons herbed vinegar or apple cider vinegar Juice from 1/2 a lemon 1 tablespoon grated ginger 3/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 [...]

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Mediterranean Summer Squash

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Adapted from tasteofhome.com INGREDIENTS 1/4 cup chopped onion 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 garlic clove, minced 1 small yellow summer squash, thinly sliced 1 small zucchini, thinly sliced 1 plum tomato, seeded and chopped 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper PREPARATION Heat the olive oil in [...]

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Zucchini Boats

Adapted from www.chow.com INGREDIENTS 2–3 finely chopped shallots 2 garlic cloves, peeled and minced 2–3 medium zucchini, ends trimmed Mushrooms Cherry tomatoes Bell peppers 1/2 tablespoon basil 1/4 tablespoon oregano 1/4 cup parmesan cheese PREPARATION Cut squash in half lengthwise. With small melon baller, start about 1/2 inch from end and scoop out middle of [...]

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Zucchini Fritters

Adapted from www.cooks.com INGREDIENTS 1 lb zucchini (about 2 medium-size), coarsely grated Salt and pepper 1 large egg 2 shallots, finely chopped 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 2 tablespoons olive oil Sour cream or plain yogurt PREPARATION Salt grated zucchini with about 1 teaspoon of salt. Try to remove excess moisture from the zucchini by either [...]

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Zucchini Hummus Wrap

INGREDIENTS 1/3 cup carrots, grated 1/3 cup zucchini, grated 2 tablespoons cilantro, finely chopped 1/2 green pepper, seeded and finely chopped Salt and pepper to taste 1/4 teaspoon paprika or cayenne 1 sandwich wrap 2 tablespoons hummus of your choosing 5 large romaine leaves, rinsed and cut into strips PREPARATION Grate the carrots and zucchini [...]

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Sautéed Golden Zucchini

INGREDIENTS 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 tablespoon white wine 1 clove garlic, peeled and minced 2 golden zucchini, washed and cut sliced into 1/4 inch discs 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper PREPARATION In a large frying pan, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the garlic, and sauté until it becomes fragrant (about [...]

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Zucchini and Fellini

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Zucchini and fellini By Heidi Lewis Martin Scorsese calls the Italian film classic La Strada “A poetic picture—it’s about the road of life.” Federico Fellini’s 1954 film is known as a powerful rumination on love and hate. The devastating, beautiful story follows a triangle of itinerate circus performers, the strong man (Anthony Quinn), the clown [...]

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Southern Ratatouille

Courtesy of Delilah’s Farm Report INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 1/2 cup large onion, diced 1/2 cup large Padron peppers, diced 4 cloves garlic, chopped 1 cup zucchini, cut into bite-size chunks 1 cup crookneck squash, cut into bite-size chunks 1 cup okra, cut into bite-size chunks 1 cup tomatoes, cut into bite-size chunks (you [...]

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Zucchini Chard Gratin

Courtesy of Delilah’s Farm Report INGREDIENTS 1/2 medium onion, chopped 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 cloves garlic, chopped 1 bunch chard, coarsely chopped 1 green zucchini, cut in 1/4 inch slices 1 yellow zucchini, cut in 1/4 inch slices 3–4 plum tomatoes, cut in 1/4 inch slices 1 tsp chopped thyme 1/4 cup grated Gruyère [...]

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Grilled Eggplant, Zucchini, and Mushroom Salad with Basil Vinaigrette

Courtesy of Delilah’s Farm Report INGREDIENTS Basil vinaigrette: 1/4 cup red wine vinegar 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 teaspoon honey 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard 1 clove garlic, minced 1/2 cup basil, loosely packed 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper Vegetable suggestions: 1 large globe eggplant, cap removed and sliced in half lengthwise 2 zucchini, caps [...]

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Pasta with Spicy Eggplant, Tomato, and Basil

Adapted from Gourmet INGREDIENTS 2 eggplants, ends removed, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes 1 onion, peeled and coarsely chopped 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons olive oil 32-ounce can diced or strained tomatoes 1-2 Jimmy Nardello peppers, cored, seeds removed and finely diced 2 garlic cloves, peeled and minced 1 pound penne or rigatoni pasta [...]

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Pasta with Zucchini, Shiitake Mushrooms, Tomatoes, and Basil

Adapted from Bon Appétit INGREDIENTS 1 pound penne or rigatoni pasta 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 2-3 zucchini, trimmed and cut into 1/3-inch-thick slices 4-5 fresh shiitake mushrooms, stems discarded and caps sliced 6-8 cherry tomatoes, washed and cut in half 1-2 garlic cloves, peeled and finely chopped 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil 1/2 cup [...]

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Crunchy Vegetable and Brown Rice Salad

Adapted from Gourmet INGREDIENTS 1 cup brown rice 2 zucchini 1 cup green beans 2 carrots 2 tablespoons fresh basil, chopped 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice or white vinegar 1/4 cup vegetable or chicken broth 1 tablespoon coarse-grained mustard 1 tablespoon olive oil Salt and freshly ground black pepper PREPARATION Add brown rice, 2 cups [...]

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Veggie Stir-Fried Rice

Adapted from Bon Appétit INGREDIENTS 2 1/4 cups water 1 1/2 cups long-grain white rice 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 3 eggs, beaten 1 shallot, peeled and minced 2 carrots, peeled, sliced in half, cut into 3-inch pieces and thinly sliced 1 Daikon radish, greens removed, peeled, cut into 3-inch pieces and thinly sliced 1 zucchini, [...]

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Easy Refrigerator Pickled Green Beans

Before starting your DIY home pickling project, The FruitGuys recommends you familiarize yourself with basic pickling practices to ensure that you produce a batch of healthy, delicious pickles. There are many resources available online. A good place to start is here. Happy Pickling! Easy Refrigerator Pickled Green Beans Adapted from foodbuzz.com INGREDIENTS 1 lb fresh green beans [...]

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Sautéed Radicchio, Marinated Zucchini and Tomato and Goat Cheese Sandwich

INGREDIENTS 2 teaspoons white wine vinegar 1 tablespoon olive oil 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 zucchini, ends removed, cut in half, and thinly sliced lengthwise 1 tomato, cored, and thinly sliced crosswise 1 head radicchio 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 small onion, peeled and finely chopped 2 teaspoons Balsamic Vinegar 2 ounces of soft goat cheese [...]

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Button Mushroom, Zucchini, Tarragon Frittata with Feta and Garlic Scapes

Adapted from Bon Appétit INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoons (1/4 stick) butter 1/2 cup chopped garlic scapes (stems) 1 zucchini, ends removed and thinly sliced 1 cup button mushrooms, thinly sliced 2 tablespoons fresh tarragon, minced 8 large eggs 1 cup feta cheese, divided 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese [...]

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Fennel, Greens and Pinto Beans

Adapted from Bon Appétit INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 clove garlic, peeled and minced 1 stalk celery, ends removed and finely chopped 2 cups chopped fresh fennel 2 zucchini, halved lengthwise, and thinly sliced 2 teaspoons cumin 1 tablespoon red wine 1 bunch kale, stems removed and leaves coarsely chopped 2 cups cooked pinto [...]

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Green Coconut Curry with Broccoli and Mushrooms

Adapted from Gourmet INGREDIENTS 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 medium onion, peeled and thinly sliced 1 teaspoon soy sauce 1 to 1 1/2 tablespoons Thai green curry paste 2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced 2 zucchini, ends removed, sliced lengthwise and then cut into 1/4-inch thick pieces 8 to 10 mushrooms, thinly sliced 1 head [...]

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Kick it with Brand New Zukes

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By Heidi Lewis As the spring blossoms open, their petals have fallen to the ground in flurries of a fragrant snow. The petals, or corolla, give way as the fruit emerges. Flowers become the fruits and vegetables of the new harvest. From the downy saffron flowers of the species Curcubita pepo, which includes varieties of squash, gourd, and pumpkin, the [...]

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