31 Things to Eat and Drink Before Summer Fades
- black-, blue, rasp-, and strawberries
- peaches and nectarines
- green goddess dressing
- fresh garden herb pesto
- soupe au pistou
- cold soba
- summer rolls
- backyard BBQ ribs
- paht bing soo (shaved ice or sno-cones)
- funnel cake + deep fried fair foods
- ice cream made in two coffee cans
- campfire s’mores (bacon optional)
- lobster roll (mini!)
- crab boil
- grilled salmon
- fish tacos
- rosé wine
- wine spritzer
- home cold brew iced coffee
- lemonade from a stand
an end note: I actually intended to make a “99” list, but in the end, only got as far as 78. Even then, I was reaching for foods and drinks that were quintessentially summer. Fresh fava beans? Green garbanzo beans? Strawberries even? I see those more as “Spring” things that just extend past their introductory season. And here in southern California, you could argue almost any food into our endless summer.
Strange, that even with a season that lasts until next February, we still feel the urgency of “the end.”
I edited the original list down to a number that had more of a ring to it than an awkward “78 Things to Eat and Drink…” There are 31 days in August so it works, but this in no way means I accept that summer is over once the earlier of either September or Labor Day hits.
Editing 78 things down to less than half is a wordy bitch’s worst nightmare, but I got there. These are a few of the “things” that didn’t make the cut, but they are in every way still summer to me (even if I don’t plan to actually eat a ballpark hot dog). If I left any off, please fill me in on the comments.
avocado. backyard burger. ballpark hot dogs. campari and soda. ceviche. fava beans. figs. green garbanzo beans. grilled shrimp. ice cream from an old school truck. Korean melon ice bars. margaritas. mojitos. mulberries. picnic potato salad. popsicles. sangria. shelling beans. zucchini blossoms.