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Talent imitates; genius steals.* This quick summer side -- one of our go-to summer favorites -- was stolen, minus the chilies and sherry vinegar, from a recipe posted by Merrill Stubbs on Food52.

Cube 4 or 5 summer squash. Heat a large skillet, add olive oil, and when it gets really hot, throw in the squash. Sprinkle with salt, but do not stir.
Let the squash sit there for a few minutes to get nice and brown; then sprinkle on some sliced almonds, flip the cubes over and leave it all alone for a few more minutes.
Sprinkle a pinch of sugar over everything, along with finally chopped mint and parsley.
Grind on black pepper, splash with the juice of half a lime, and serve. ;o)

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This one is so easy, I have only one cheat code. As soon as I come in from the market, I wash the squash. I usually just let it air dry while I do other things. It's best to wash and dry the zucchini well in advance because the cubes cook much better if there's no water on the squash.

*That’s attributed to Oscar Wilde, who appears to have gotten the general idea from T. S. Elliot. In his essay on Philip Massinger, in the collection entitled "The Sacred Wood,” Elliot said, "Immature poets imitate; mature poets steal."