Summer squash or winter squash – what side are you on?
Personally, I love it all, as evidenced by my refrigerator’s vegetable bin. It is completely full of summer squash right now and I’m constantly checking my winter squash on the vine for readiness. I think we are going to be having acorn squash this week!
Are you familiar with all the different types of squash that exist?
Squash can be divided into two main categories: winter and summer.
- Winter Squash – Despite its name, it is grown in the summer. It ripens fully on the vine, at which time the rind becomes hard. It can be stored for use in the winter.
- Summer Squash – Also grown in the summer, this squash is harvested when the rinds are tender and do not store well. It must be eaten shortly after harvest, which is during the summer, thus the name.
Flying Saucer, Patty Pan
Scalloped, Patty Pan
Zucchini Stuffed with Tomatoes and Mozzarella
7. Put zucchini back in the oven with the broiler on high. Watch closely until cheese is melted and begins to brown – about 3 minutes.