There are two end-of-summer attitudes.
The first is resignation: You pull out your fall spices, pack away the beach towels, and count down the days until apple pies, pumpkin spice lattes, and lamb stews.
We are taking the second path: the path of summer exuberance. September is around the corner, but we're not craning our necks. We're too busy looking at all the peaches and watermelons and tomatoes -- oh, the tomatoes! So go ahead: Keep your flip flops in rotation. Plan those Labor Day barbecues. Eat five peaches in a row. Just keep a napkin on hand, and make these recipes before it's time to put on a sweater.
Watermelonade by Merrill Stubbs
Raspberry Ice Cream Sandwiches by fiveandspice
Corn, Bacon, and Clam Stew by Matt Greco
Eggplant Parmesan by Nancy Jo
Perfect Peach-Blueberry Pandowdy by EmilyC
Alice Waters' Ratatouille by Genius Recipes
Black Raspberry Ice Cream by Merrill Stubbs
A Tomato Sandwich Worthy of a Little Bacon by inpatskitchen
Summer Weekend Pasta by Amanda Hesser
Raspberry Swamp Pie by Amanda Hesser
Tomato Salad with Corn, Summer Squash and Roasted Onions by Merrill Stubbs
Apricot and Peach Crumb Pie by Yossy Arefi
Brown Butter Tomatoes by Amanda Hesser
Silky Sweet and Sour Eggplant Caponata by Brooklyn Salt