Like going on vacation, the start of summer seems to stretch on languorously, with the bright promise of many leisurely days ahead. But about the midpoint of a vacation – and of summer – the days begin to quicken, flying by so briskly that the second half seems shorter than the first.
Summer is a good time to begin a new food project. But if you haven’t started one yet this summer, with the season nearing its end, I’ve gathered some easy project ideas that there’s still time to accomplish. Such as:
- Make a batch of strawberry jam, fig jam or Meyer lemon curd
- Brandy some cherries
- Try your hand at pralines
- Learn to make nut milk
- Prepare your own granola
- Make some “Nutella”
- Pickle some okra
- Produce your own tropical fruit ices or Mexican paletas
- Whip up some caramel sauce or dulce de leche
Check out our Pinterest page, Easy Cooking Projects, a collection of these fun ideas and more, culled through our previous blog posts. There’s still time to pull off a summer cooking project!
Photo above is by Katie Barreira to accompany her post, Sparkling Brandied Cherry Cocktail.
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