There's no such thing as a dumb question: If you don't know how to boil water, for example, ask.

Now that summer is in full swing and tomato season will soon kick in, you may have seasonal cooking questions: What’s the best way to peel a tomato (NOT by dropping it into boiling water), say, how long should you cook green beans and what’s your favorite zucchini recipe? I hear a lot of such questions at farmers markets, either when someone asks me directly or when I hear someone ask a farmer.

So, Eat This Now is officially open for your cooking questions, whether they be general or specifically seasonal. Post your questions in the comment section below and if the answer is short, I’ll respond with a comment. If a longer answer is required, I may feature the question in a separate blog entry. When called for, I’ll include links to related topics and recipes in the Seasonal Pantry archives.

And remember, there’s no such thing as a stupid question. If you didn’t see a lot of cooking when you were a kid, there could be big gaps in your intuitive knowledge and there is no shame in that.