As gardeners, we all love to see the fruit from our labor. Fresh tomatoes still warm from the sun, basil ready to turn into pesto, and piles of fresh green beans.

Then, there’s summer squash.

The first few are wonderful. We saute them, bake them, eat them raw.

Then, we start to make fritters and bread.

We start giving them away to anyone. Friends, neighbors, strangers on the street.

If you want to stop this madness, or, at least, reduce the scope of it, pluck the blossoms BEFORE they become squash, stuff them with interesting ingredients and saute them.

The Washington Post recently had a great article about squash blossom. Take a minute to look at it as it has interesting information about the blossoms and how you can use them.

For example, did you know that there are ‘boy blossoms’ and ‘girl blossoms’? And, which one should you pick ?