The summer season may be coming to a close but the fruits and vegetables of the season are ripe, at the peak of their tastiness, and ready to eat! Fresh tomatoes are plentiful with some stores selling them by the bushel. This is the time to make that big pot of tomato sauce. Use glass jars or good plastic containers to store for a short term or freeze for longer time periods.
Celebrate summer’s fresh vegetables with many delicious recipes, like many that are for zucchini. There are easy stuffed zucchini recipes, zucchini soup recipes, zucchini salad recipes, zucchini bread recipes and fried zucchini recipes on many internet recipe websites. Dice up your garden or green market zucchini, tomatoes, and basil, then add some minced garlic and extra virgin olive oil. Saute until the veggies are cooked and toss with your favorite pasta for a delicious dinner.
The figs on the trees are sweet and ready to be enjoyed. Cucumbers and eggplant are available in many varieties. The greenmarkets are bursting with all this plus the newly arriving apples, grapes, and winter squash. September is a great month for cooking and eating and the end of summer is truly the ringing in of this new season.