The 31 Best Things to Cook This August
I’m not quite sure how it’s August already. I feel like I was just easing into June, blinked twice, and now we’re in the back half of summer. Luckily, these sultry August days are my favorite of the season. It’s high time for tomatoes, corn, zucchini, and stone fruit, and I’m looking forward to eating my fill of all of them.
Peak produce season means a little more to me this year because it’s the first summer that I have a vegetable garden. It’s been a thrill to see veggies popping up in my own yard. I’ve got a bumper crop of cherry tomatoes, plus cucumbers, eggplant, and a robust zucchini plant that will hopefully produce at least one squash this season. My garden is the inspiration and focus of most of my cooking this month.
Whether you’re picking produce from your garden or browsing the farmers market or produce section at the grocery store, there’s inspiration all around this time of year. Take a moment to soak up the rest of summer and all it has to offer. From zucchini bread to cold lentil salad to marinated tomato sauce and so much more, we have 31 delicious ways to do just that.