What's in season in August in Utah

What’s in season in August?

Written by Becky

It’s that time of the year when we who garden get to enjoy the fruits of our labors quite literally.  My herbs are flourishing and my tomatoes ripening.  Salads have never been fresher and fruits never sweeter.  I absolutely love this time of year.

I just had one a top meal of my lifetime the other night, as we enjoyed a literal farm meal at La Nay Ferme prepared by Viet, Bowman, and Luke from Forage. Our dinner was comprised solely of the produce we picked on the same day at the farm and cooked simply over a wood-coal fire and make-shift stove from cinder blocks.  We even ate the flowers from the green bean and cucumber plants, which taste incredibly similar to the vegetables from the same vine.  We gathered along one long table and watched the sun hide behind the mountains reflecting the most spectacular sunset over Utah lake. (you can get a glimpse of our meal in this video of Asher Seevinck playing at One Beautiful Meal). The setting and the meal were as real and inspiring as it gets. The tastes from that night  will no doubt be inspiring my cooking over the next few weeks.  Here are some fresh recipes using seasonal produce in August:

Honey Balsamic Roasted Peach Sorbet by Cafe Johnsonia

Make your own Fresh Gazpacho Bar by me

Riesling and Amaretto Poached Peaches by Completely Delicious

Chicken and Peach Curry by me

Quinoa with Summer Squash and Green Beans by Two Peas and Their Pod

Thai Chicken Pizza with Peppers and Carrots by Cookin Canuck

Grilled Eggplant, Grape Tomato and Feta Salad with Fresh Herbs by Kalyn’s Kitchen

Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread by Barbara Bakes

Simple Roasted Beets by Project Domestication

Vegetable Ribbon Pasta by Taste and Tell

How to make the seasonal produce image appear as your wallpaper:

Step 1 Click on Wallpaper Image, this will open the image in a new window on your screen
Step 2 Once image loads on a new page, right click (or ctrl-click) image and select ‘use image as desktop picture’
Step 3 If the image does not fit your desktop background neatly, you may have to go to your preference screen and choose “Fit to screen” as the display mode of your background image.

Comments (6)

  1. I made the mistake of planting a squash plant this year instead of zucchini. My husband and international student (living with us for the semester) hate the taste of squash. What recipe(s) do you recommend to mask the taste of squash?!

    • First of all, what kind of squash is it? You could shred it and bake it into a bread similar to zucchini bread. Or cook and blend with carrots for a carrot squash soup (maybe add some ginger). Or do the same thing but mask with tomatoes for squash tomato soup. I also found this site which could be helpful: http://12most.com/2011/10/31/12-surefire-recipes-turn-squash-hater-squash-love/
      Overall, I would mix it with other vegetables and add a lot of spice. Hope that helps!

      • The seed packet just says squash, but it’s not a butternut. It has a thin skin. I really like the idea of a squash tomato soup, mmmm…, or using it in a bread. Perfect, thanks! My new goal is to turn these squash haters! :)

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