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It’s mid-August, and that means gardeners are drowning in zucchini and tomatoes. The following websites have lots of suggestions for how to use that abundance. (Hint: One thing that uses pretty much everything in your garden? Ratatouille.)

You’ve made lots of pesto for the freezer, but your basil continues to grow unabated. Look here for some suggestions:
Five Exciting Ways to Use Basil at
10 Delicious Ways to Use a Bunch of Basil at
10 Ways to Use Fresh Basil from Chef Mom at

It’s so pretty with its shiny, purple skin. But now you have to get your son or daughter to eat it. Maybe you could use some new tips.
How to Handle Eggplant Overload at
5 Ways to Cook Eggplant at
10 New Ways to Cook Eggplant at
12 Great Ways to Use Eggplant at

Oh, the tomato. We wait every summer for the first, luscious tomato to be ready for eating. But it never comes to the party alone—it always arrives with several dozen of its good friends. What to do with them all?
14 Ways to Enjoy Ripe Tomatoes at
35 Fresh Tomato Recipes You’ll Love at
100 Ways to Use a Tomato at (Aside from the tasteless first exclamation, this article is packed with tasty ideas.)

This is it, the mother of all overproducers. You’ve seen the tables full of zucchini in driveways or in church basements with a “Free for the Taking” sign. Well, don’t let those zucchini go to waste.
10 New Uses for Zucchini at (and none of the uses is a doorstop)
26 Zucchini Recipes at
100+ Ways to Cook Zucchini at

It’s time to get out there and use your produce. If you haven’t grown anything this year, you can bet someone else did, and now they’ve got some to spare!

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