Hold on to summer: 7 savory jams, pickles & preserves

Photo by: Sarah Shatz
Bread and Butter Pickles-
There were two details that drew us to KelseyTheNaptimeChef's excellent bread and butter pickles recipe: she doesn't call for the customary clove, which ... more 
Photo by: Sarah Shatz
Bread and Butter Pickles-
There were two details that drew us to KelseyTheNaptimeChef's excellent bread and butter pickles recipe: she doesn't call for the customary clove, which can overpower the pickles. And she didn't call for too much sugar -- many bread and butter pickles are too sweet and syrupy. In these, the mustard and celery seed come across clearly, and the cucumbers remain bright and crisp. - Amanda & Merrill

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Tue, Nov 8, 2011 5:11 PM EST
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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See more DIY condiment recipes.



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.