August in Season

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Basil Pesto

I was inspired to make basil pesto and stuffed squash blossoms this past weekend using ingredients from the Collingswood Farmers’ Market. Basil bouquets and squash blossoms are available from Flaim Farms.

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Squash Blossoms

Feel like eating some edible flowers packed with Vitamin A? Pick-up a bunch of orange squash blossoms to stuff and fry. I went Italian with my filling, but the blossoms are versatile and also used in Mexican cooking.

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Tomatoes

The tiny tomatoes are better known as red currant tomatoes. Both sweet and tart, the flavor is intensely tomato-y. In addition to intense flavor, the tomatoes provide 4x the amount of Vitamin C in comparison to other tomatoes.

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Zucchini

As far back as I can remember, my mom made squash pie during the summer months and I loved it. Squash pie is crustless zucchini quiche that forms a thin browned 'crust' while baking.