Basil is abundant in the garden now! Infuse it into an elegant simple syrup and play with it in several different ways -- drizzled over fresh berries, to sweeten homemade lemonade or tea, in a smoothie, to spark a cocktail or even over poundcake.
What to do with all that zucchini? Sub it for cucumbers for easy refrigerator pickles! After a few days marinating in the frig, these are colored nicely, packed with flavor, and crisp. Even zucchini haters will like them. Easy, no-canning method.