It may not feel like it on sweltering 95 degree days, but summer eventually comes to an end. Sadly, that also means that the days for juicy, deep red tomatoes and sweet plump berries are numbered. Not everyone has the time and space (or patience, for that matter) to can their summer bounty, but with these six simple ideas, you can still enjoy summer well into the blizzard-filled days of February.
1. Maraschino Blueberries
Who said only cherries can get in on the boozy fun? Try this simple recipe for Chambord-infused blueberries. Use in a classic Manhattan or simply drizzle over ice cream. (Probably not for the kids.)
- Wylie Dufresne’s 2-Ingredient Summer Soup
- Year-Round Recipes for Canned Summer Produce
- Summer Vegetables
2. Herb Ice Cubes
If you have an abundance of herbs like basil, tarragon or chives, when the weather starts to turn all you have to do is chop them up, pack them into ice cube trays and top them with olive oil. Add the cubes to a sauce for fish or to a winter minestrone. The olive oil will help preserve the flavor and bright green color in the freezer.