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12 Ways to Use Up All That Zucchini & Summer Squash — Recipes from The Kitchn

Do you hear that? Listen closely. You hear it, right? It’s the sound of a million zucchinis and other summer squashes being tucked away into your CSA boxes or stacked neatly at the grocery store. (Maybe even waiting on your front porch, left there at midnight by a desperate neighbor gardener.) The zucchini and squash are waiting for you.

Are you ready for summer’s most prolific producers? We’ve got you covered with recipes that range from summer squash with baked eggs, to green curry with chicken and zucchini, and of course the always popular zucchini bread.

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The Big Reveal 2014: Deadline Approaches! You Have Until Monday at Noon to Enter — The Big Reveal 2014

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This week we're launching a new contest at The Kitchn! The Big Reveal is a kitchen makeover contest that invites you to share your own big reveal.

Have you improved your kitchen in some big or small way? We want to see your very own big reveal. Show us your painting project, DIY improvement, or full-on kitchen renovation. All that matters is that you have a before and an after photo to show us. You could win up to $2000 from our friends at Dot & Bo! So don't wait: Enter today! We'll start posting entries next week.

P.S. — We have a limited number of slots for posting entries, so the earlier you get yours in, the better chance it has of being posted!

→ Enter The Big Reveal 2014

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The Best Way to Pick a Perfect Peach — Ingredient Intelligence

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We're fast approaching the peak of stone fruit season, and one of the best summer experiences you can have is biting into a perfectly ripe, fragrant, and sweet peach. A peach so good you don't mind the sticky juice that's running down your chin and fingers, a peach you don't want to share with anyone else.

But how do you pick a peach that'll be that good? Here are a couple of pointers to help you pick the perfect peach.

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How To Cook Mussels on the Stovetop — Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn

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Whether we're talking about a dinner party or a quick weeknight meal, it doesn't get much better than a giant bowl of steamed mussels. This dish has the kind of easy elegance and immediate gratification that I look for in both cases.

Today, I'm sharing my favorite, most basic method for quickly steaming a batch of mussels. It's simple — just mussels steamed with broth and white wine — but oh so very good!

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Crispy Cauliflower Burgers & Fresh Mango and Strawberry Popsicles — Delicious Links

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Parmesan polenta fries with bloody mary dip; cauliflower soup with garlic scapes; and fresh mango and strawberry popsicles in today's Delicious Links.

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Why Did My Homemade Butter Get Crumbly? — Good Questions

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Q: I made The Kitchn's homemade butter and I love the recipe, but my finished butter was crumbly. Do you know why? It was my first time, and I used a hand mixer for the majority of the mixing. I added some ice water, and the butter actually formed faster. Then I put it in my magic bullet and a few seconds later, butter.

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