Consider this the month of the squash. Whether you realize it or not, they are making their way to doorsteps all over the country, preparing to spook every young guest who rings the doorbell seeking candy.
Yes, pumpkins are a part of the squash family, but as winter squash, they tend to take much longer to cook due to their tough rinds. Luckily, you can still celebrate all things squash by quickly and easily cooking that other popular variety, summer squash.
As its name would not lead you to believe, summer squashes can actually be found in markets year-round.
Among my favorites in this category is the familiar zucchini. This vegetable is wonderful baked, and can be served as a side, combined with another dish like pasta, or even as the main event itself for vegetarians. Seasoned simply with herbs and tossed lightly with oil, these squash taste even better when baked with two good friends – garlic and onions.
This recipe is a true treat for the mouth, and one you definitely don’t want to leave out on the porch. Here’s how to make it. Read the rest of this entry »