It’s serendipitous that as the Harvest Notes warn that we might be at the end of zucchini, Serious Eats includes a recipe for tian. If your children (and you!) enjoy the movie Ratatouille, you’ll want to try this special recipe. You can prepare it during the cool hours, and let it bake slowly on a low temperature for a vegan side or main dish.
The farmers think we will receive Basil, Cucumber, Garlic, Eggplant, Melon, Parsley, Pepper, Squash, and of course Tomatoes. Don’t forget that even a basic recipe looks special if you use a variety of colours of tomatoes in it. If you still have some summer squash or zucchini from last week’s share, add them to the ratatouille recipe linked at “Eggplant” where a bit of softness gets hidden by cooking. And the tart liked at “Garlic” will make a wonderful Shabbos lunch on the warm and sticky weekend predicted.