Sunday Supper Tastemakers are keeping the taste of summer going all year long with a diverse collection of How to Harvest Summer Recipes this week. We are busy canning, freezing, drying, and pickling. We’re turning this season’s fruit and vegetable harvest into recipes you can make at home too!
As summer comes to a close, many of us find our gardens overflowing with red, ripe tomatoes and foot-long zucchini. At the market, fresh sweet corn, cucumbers and berries are plentiful and reasonably priced. Everywhere we look this time of year, we can find produce at its peak! As foodies, we have the natural instinct to stretch out the goodness of the season as far as we can. We do this by finding the best ways to preserve the harvest. Of course, when foodies think about preserving the harvest, our first though is canning. But, preservation can be done in so many other ways besides canning.
Quick and Easy Tips for Preserving Summer’s Harvest
- Transform fresh herbs into compound butter by mixing room temperature, unsalted butter with any chopped fresh herbs and a few other seasonings, then form into a log with plastic wrap. Keep in refrigerator to cut off chunks to melt on steak or use to season vegetables. (Check out this recipe for Grilled Corn on the Cob with Cilantro-Lime Butter from The Redhead Baker.)
- Quick pickle cucumbers or onions by combining vinegar, salt, sugar, water and other seasonings in a small sauce pan and heating until the sugar and salt dissolve. Pour mixture over veggies and cover. Refrigerate overnight. (Check out this recipe for Homemade Refrigerator Pickle Relish from Renee’s Kitchen Adventures.)
- Dry strawberries in a low oven to snack on and use in recipes. (Check out this recipe for Oven Dried Strawberries from Frugal Foodie Mama.)
Join #SundaySupper on Twitter Sunday 7pmET for our fun chat. This week we’ll be taking about how to harvest summer recipes and tips! Until then, take a peek at what everyone is bringing to the virtual table below.
Harvest Riddle Time: Q: What does an agreeable pickle always say? A: I “relish” the idea!
How to Harvest Summer Recipes:
- Blackberry Lemon Thyme Syrup by Sunday Supper Movement
- Brinjal pickle (Indian eggplant relish/aubergine chutney) by Caroline’s Cooking
- Freezer Mixed Berry Puree by Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
- Ginger Fig Jam by Palatable Pastime
- Herbed Salsa by What Smells So Good?
- Homemade Giardiniera by Curious Cuisiniere
- Homemade Sriracha by Monica’s Table
- Hot Pepper Oil by Feeding Big and more
- Mediterranean Chutney by Wholistic Woman
- Nanny’s 7-Day Sweet Pickles by Grumpy’s Honeybunch
- Nectarine Kumquat Habanero Chutney by Food Lust People Love
- No Pectin Mixed Berry Jam by My Imperfect Kitchen
- Peach Butter by Redhead Baker
- Pear Ginger Jam by Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
- Simple Basil Butter by Momma’s Meals
- Spicy Mango Jam by Family Foodie
- Stove Top Roasted Garlic by Cricket’s Confections
- Tomato and Chili Pepper Jam by Delaware Girl Eats
- Grilled Peach and Burrata Pizza by An Appealing Plan
- Oven Roasted Tomato Basil Marinara Sauce by Renee’s Kitchen Adventures
- Tomato-Zucchini Pesto Flatbread with Chevre and Balsamic Drizzle by The Weekend Gourmet
- Homemade Fruit Leather by A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
- Slow Cooker Cinnamon Apple Sauce by Books n’ Cooks
- Chocolate Zucchini Banana Muffins by The Bitter Side of Sweet
- Drunken Peaches by Nosh My Way
- Freeze and Bake Blueberry Pie by That Skinny Chick Can Bake
- How to Freeze Peaches and Make Peach Sauce by The Freshman Cook
- How to Make Chocolate Zucchini Bread by Asian In America
- Mom’s Zucchini Bread by Cosmopolitan Cornbread
- Peach Yogurt Popsicles by Food Done Light
- Summer Fruit Crisp by Pies and Plots
- Summer Fruit Popsicles by Powered By BLING
- Berry Shrubs + A Cocktail by Culinary Adventures with Camilla
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