Summer Squash (Yellow Squash, Zucchini)
How to choose: Select yellow squash and zucchini less than eight inches long; the vegetables can become bitter the larger the plants grow. Make sure the squash are firm, particularly at the stems, and have bright skins.
How to store: Refrigerate yellow squash and zucchini, unwashed, in a plastic bag in the vegetable drawer.
Shelf life: Summer squash will last three to five days.
Best uses: You can eat summer squash grilled, roasted, steamed, or raw. Or slice them thinly and sauté with chopped onions and fresh thyme as a colorful accompaniment to steak.