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30 Ways To Use End Of Summer Vegetables

Eggplant, okra, tomatoes, beans & squash galore!
Sep 10, 2014 12:00 pm

Corn. Basil. Tomatoes, oh HEAVENS those tomatoes. People, these things are not in season all year long — just because you can technically find them at your supermarket doesn't mean they're going to sing their glorious chorus as loud as they will right now. Check out our 30-recipe ode to sweet, juicy, perfectly ripe end of summer produce and cook these dishes until the good stuff disappears until next year. It's okay, we'll be here to guide you through it. There there, it's going to be fine. 

Video: Tomatina Was The Best Day Of These Dudes' Lives

20,000 people, 125,000 tomatoes, one simple goal
Aug 29, 2014 9:00 am

Since the dawn of man, the town of Bruñol in Valencia has been celebrating the summer tomato bounty on the last Wednesday of August by hurling it at each other for hours, making pa amb tomaquet as easy to make as wiping a piece of crusty bread on your friend's arm. Tomatina, as the annual festival is known, attracts tens of thousands of tourists from all over the world. Particularly these British dudes, who declared it the best day of their lives.

Simple Summer Heirloom Tomato Salad Recipe

Juicy tomato salad with basil and microgreens
Aug 21, 2014 12:00 pm
heirloom tomato salad
Photo: Laurel Golio

A good tomato needs nothing more than a healthy pinch of sea salt and a drizzle of olive oil to shine. This minimalist tomato salad requires nothing more than olive oil, salt, purple basil and a handful of micro greens.

18 Reasons To Buy A Whole Watermelon At This Exact Moment

Starting with the easiest way to hack one apart
Aug 19, 2014 12:00 pm

There's no better time of year to find 18 things to do with beautiful, ripe watermelon. Some of it is destined for cocktails, others for salads or desserts. Few things are more refreshing than watermelon popsicles. Some will be juiced, grilled, pickled and eaten on its own (once you learn how to cube a whole watermelon in 30 seconds or less) and inevitably, some will be smashed by a sledgehammer. But let's wait til we can't eat anymore before we consider that option. 

Grilled Summer Vegetable Pie With Lemon Ricotta Recipe

Grill farmers market veggies for a fresh summer pie
Aug 18, 2014 12:00 pm
summer vegetable ricotta pie
Photo: Paul Harrison

Sometimes when you go to the farmer's market in the summer, it gets the better of you. With so many awesome looking fresh vegetables at their peak, it's easy to over-purchase. But now you have more vegetables than you know what to do with. What can you make with ALL those veggies? Veggie pie. By grilling the veggies with some simple seasoning, you capture their peak-season flavor, and also impart that inimitable summer grill flavor.

15 Summer Pasta Recipes To Help You Cook Through Your CSA Box

Refreshing creations perfect as sides, on their own
Aug 11, 2014 11:00 am

In the heat of the summer grilling season, it's easy to overlook some versatile, crowd-pleasing dishes. Sure, we all love throwing burgers and dogs on the grill every weekend, but we'll be the first to tell you that it's wise to branch out once in a while. That's why we've rounded up these 15 pasta ideas. Using the summer's bounty of veggies, these refreshing recipes make the perfect accompaniment to a glass of white wine or rosé.

The 12 Do’s And Don’ts of Summer Vacation Drinking

Sage advice from our booziest columnist
Aug 5, 2014 12:00 pm

Dan Dunn is Food Republic's brave booze columnist, the author of such stories as Introducing The Liam Neeson Drinking Game and Friday Is National Vodka Day. Who The F*&K Cares About National Vodka Day? This man does not hold back, as we see in his latest.

7 Ways To Step Up Your Summer Slaw Game

Spice up everyone's favorite summer side dish
Aug 5, 2014 11:00 am

Grilling season has officially hit full stride, and if there's one thing that just might trump the grilled meats and veggies, it's the sides. A well-constructed bowl of coleslaw can take a summer dinner to the next level. But we're not just talking about any mayo-drenched rendition of the dish most commonly associated with the American South. If you're going to make some, we think you should take your time and make it right. That's why we've rounded up 7 of our favorites.

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