We're republishing this list—originally posted in June 2015 as Summer Bucket-List Recipes—as a reminder that there's still time: Summer's not over yet! Go make a pie.
There's something about summertime that makes us so prone to making bucket lists, lists that grip us with the same voracious enthusiasm as New Year's resolutions—but instead of bracing ourselves against the cold, we're expanding. Summer is wonderful in this way.
What's on your summer bucket list? Have you vowed to join a CSA, or plant a vegetable garden, or make everything from scratch? Have you pledged to compost, or to go road-tripping, or to use the grill more often, or just to relax a little? Has summer started so quickly for you that you've not yet gotten around to even thinking about a bucket list? We hear you. Us? We want picnic foods, bright flavors, intense colors, and nothing too heavy—all while taking advantage of the season's best produce. Here are the recipes on our summer bucket list: