Last taste of summer

You know that summer is ending when you live in a college town and you make the mistake of going to Target in late August. I made it out alive, but I was nearly lost in the stacks of mini fridges. You know how it is.

Anyway, I was just thinking that it might be nice to do a little roundup of some of my favorite summery recipes while it’s still warm enough to make them.

Aunt Lark’s tabbouleh salad is a great way to use ripe tomatoes, and it’s a perfect potluck side dish.

This fresh cucumber salsa is also a tomato love fest.

You’ll need some trail mix for hikes, bike rides, and other adventures.

Sadly, I am not overrun with basil this year, but if you are, make pesto Genovese for your pasta and sandwiches. It’s great on roasted potatoes, too.

Or spread some pesto into this zucchini pesto bake. Surely you have some zucchini baseball bats to use up.

If you can still find rhubarb, you have to make this bright pink rhubarb lemonade.

And do not let summer go by without making this nectarine tart. It has to be one of my favorite desserts of all time.

I’m excited for all those acorn squash and pumpkin recipes that come with fall — more of those soon!