Is it just us, or did summer this year fly by faster then ever? School is back in session almost everywhere, pumpkin spice cookies, cream cheese and coffee are already dominating shelves, and daylight seems to disappear so much earlier.
In protest of autumnal creep, we’re going to hang onto summer as long as possible by enjoying more of the iconic dishes that make us think of our favorite season. Here are five ways to make summer last just a *little* bit longer.
If you’re anything like us, you’ll want to enjoy tomatoes at their summer peak for every second that you can. That means putting tomatoes on the table as often as possible. One low-maintenance way to do that is to serve them simply, in a tomato and basil salad—or, in this case, a grilled riff on that, made with tomatoes and mozzarella that get warm and oozy on the grill.
A simple, creamy chowder made with snappy corn kernels is one hallmark of summer that we’re reluctant to part with.
We’d argue that there’s no summer seafood dish as iconic as a Maine lobster roll, which has a way of instantly conjuring days spent at the shore.
A buckle falls into the same family of homestyle fruit desserts like crumbles, grunts, pandowdies and crisps, which are all united in one principle: the freshest possible seasonal fruit. For this plum buckle, select fragrant plums with a sweet, tangy flesh.
These orange creamsicles are the closest thing you can get to reliving the summer afternoons of yesteryear. We recommend eating them at the most sweltering hour of the afternoon, and smiling a bit when the quick-melting treat starts dripping down your fingers just like it did back in school days.