Monday, July 28, 2008

Summer Squash

I wanted to post this last week, but the deadline fairy keeps visiting me. AND this past weekend was Mike's birthday, so fun took precedent over most things. There was cake, however. I'll tell you about that later.

For now, head over to NPR's Kitchen Window column and check out the article I wrote on summer squash. You'll also find my recipes for Warm Squash Salad with Mint, Whole Wheat Zucchini Pancakes, and Fettucine with Squash Ribbons. It's such an underrated, yet versatile veggie, and if you have a garden, you might just have a lot of it on your hands right now.

I also did a little video demonstrating a really fun way to do squash - peeling it into ribbons. The texture is great, and this technique lets you make a really easy and pretty salad or a unique pasta dish.


Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) said...

Love the video -- some things are just easier to show than to tell!

Grace said...

great video, julie! and great idea--i'll eat squash any way i can get it, but this makes it downright fun! :)

Kristen said...

What a great way to demonstrate this! Nice work.

Mallika said...

I've never cooked summer squash so this was really useful to watch.

Sophie said...

Cute video Julie!

I have to say one of my favourite kitchen gadgets is my julienne peeler - it makes zucchini into a really nice shape for eating raw (and in no time).