Children going back to school and cooler temperatures mean Fall is officially on the way. There is still time to take advantage of delicious late summer produce while welcoming the change of seasons. Tomatoes, zucchini, peaches, and corn can still be found not only in our kitchens but also at farmers markets and grocery stores. Below are some of our favorites ‘say goodbye to summer’ recipes that are sure to earn a spot in your cookbook and maybe even stick around for the rest of fall.
Steak, Potatoes, and Tomatoes with Chimichurri
For all the steak lovers out there this recipe is perfect for you! A combination of late summer tomatoes and hearty fall favorites such as steak and potatoes, this recipe is sure to impress your guests. The chimichurri sauce, requiring parsley and oregano, lets you harvest what's left in your summer garden. Kitchen shears are the fastest and easiest way to cut herbs - and don't worry if you don't have them we got you covered! Boneless and hanger steaks are recommended for this recipe, tender and juicy cuts which pair beautifully with our steak knife collections.
A sweet escape to the French countryside, this end of summer stew will warm you up and make you feel like it's still 90º and sunny. Eggplant, zucchini, tomatoes, squash, and peppers are the main vegetables used in ratatouille but feel free to add anything lying around your kitchen - this is what this recipe is all about! The best thing about this dish is that it requires very little effort, just pop the vegetables in the oven, wait, and enjoy!
Late Summer Salad with Tomatoes, Corn, & Peaches:
Looking for a refreshing salad that tastes like summer? Look no further! This late summer salad combines all the amazing summer flavors, juicy peaches and tomatoes, sweet corn, and a delicious basil vinaigrette. The best part of this recipe is that you can prepare the vegetables however you like. We suggest using a chef's knife for easy and beautiful cuts. And it’s perfect for using up the rest of your summer herbs, easily harvested with our kitchen shears. Slice, dice, plate, and enjoy!
[Blog: Alessandra Costantini]
[Photo Credit: Food & Wine / Antonis Achilleos]