Summer may be almost over, but there's still time to make it your best one ever! Don't let the season fade without keeping these five things on your radar.
Take advantage of warm weather by drying the wash outside. This gives clothes and linens a fresh, clean scent; sunlight also acts as a natural whitener. If you dislike the stiff feeling of line-dried items, try a homemade fabric softener: Add 1/4 cup of white vinegar or baking soda to the wash cycle. (Do not use vinegar with chlorine bleach.)
These golden or rosy-hued drupes, or stone fruits, peak in August. Like their peach relatives, nectarines are juicy and fragrant. The most noticeable differences? Nectarines have a firmer flesh and smooth skin, not fuzzy.
It used to be that this summer favorite was sweetest when cooked immediately after picking. Newer hybrids, however, have been bred to maintain their flavor for as long as 10 days after harvest. At the market, look for