A huge butternut squash (any ideas on what to do with it???), zucchini, cucumbers, fresh onions, tomatoes, and green plums. Her daughter had stopped at a friend's house whose father owns a farm (got that? it's like six degrees of gardening) and brought all this stuff back for her mom to share with whoever wanted it. That's my share.
Since I'm first generation American (my family emigrated from Italy in the 1960s), there are a lot of dishes and salads that I was able to experience outside of normal American cuisine. One of these includes my favorite summer salad with tomatoes, cucumbers, garlic, and various spices. The day that I got all this home, I *had* to make this salad. And I did. And it was delish. A nice fiber-y dinner.
Definitely take advantage of this summer's great foods. Before you know it, it'll be winter and we'll be wishing for fresh tomatoes from the vine, and not the ones that you find in the grocery.