It’s the middle of summer already? How did that happen? It seems like just yesterday you were dreaming of watermelon and beachside family memories while shivering in the cold, right? Now there are peas! Peaches! Blueberries! Zucchini! Too many veggies, too little time.
Summer produce has a much shorter shelf life than its winter equivalent. In an ideal world, we’d all live on farms, grow our own produce and simply pick whatever we planned to eat on a given day.
But for us city dwellers or suburban inhabitants, it’s to the market we go! In this summer heat, beauty is fleeting. Those perfectly posh peaches you picked yesterday will be wrinkled on your countertop by tomorrow. That gorgeous bouquet of bright green basil? Wilted and brown before you can say, “Whip me up a batch of pesto.” Who wants to spend hours making blueberry pies, let alone slave away over a hot stove or oven? Here are a few ideas to save your preferred produce from an untimely demise.