How to Deal with a Giant Zucchini (and its Relatives)

It’s August!  You know what that means … the Godzillas of the vegetable kingdom are out there, lying around in gardens everywhere, growing bigger by the second.  Any day now the neighbors will be knocking on your door with a gift of one (or ten) of these green monsters that they suddenly discovered are taking…

Too Hot for Anything Complicated

My brain feels like it is slowly braising in a crock pot.  The Pacific Northwest has been in the sweaty grip of a record-breaking heatwave.  Blah.  My least favorite kind of weather.  I’ll take months of rainy darkness over a blast-furnace any day … but anyway … one must still eat, and the tomatoes at…