Weekend Cook and Tell: A Fond Farewell to Summer (Produce)

Welcome to the Weekend Cook and Tell. Every Wednesday we page through the the food sections of various national newspapers to create a weekend cooking project. We hope you'll cook along with us and share your experiences, recipes, and photos here.

This week Solvie Karlstrom of the Chicago Tribune notes that now is the time to get the most from your garden in an article all about eking out those last summer veggies from your patch before the weather turns cold. Karlstrom includes tips for identifying precisely when your homegrown produce is ready to be harvested, what to do with your haul once it has been picked, and how to preserve it for the winter months.

For this week's Weekend Cook and Tell challenge we are inviting all of you to say goodbye to summer with your favorite end-of-summer recipes. Consider this week an opportunity to pay tribute to those last ripe tomatoes, ears of corn, and juicy peaches until next summer. Whether you choose to go out with a bang and use all of your late season produce right away or preserve it for longevity, we want to hear all about it.

Show us photos of your creations on Photograzing (make sure to include "Cook and Tell" in your submission title), and tell us about your recipes here! If you'd like to blog the experience, please leave a link in the comments below. We'll post a round-up farewell to summer recipes and experiences next Wednesday.

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