The days are getting cooler, but we're not letting go of summer just yet! Here are 7 of our favorite ways to hold on to the season. Snatch up those farmers' market deals and clean out the garden -- just hurry and put those summer vegetables up, before the autumn months set in.
Not only will you get a taste of summer -- a sweet beet pickle, a splash of hot sauce -- long after the wooly sweaters and rainboots come out, but there's also no better hostess, house-warming, or just-because gift than a jar of one of these babies.
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Plus: End-of-summer recipes to make (and eat) right now: check out Merrill Stubbs' perfectly simple tomato sandwich and Amanda Hesser's foolproof peach tart.