Fall is closing in, and while we are not quite ready to say goodbye to the gorgeous days that only belong to summer, we will make the most of them by celebrating as only we can--in the kitchen. As we soak in these last few moments of summer, we couldn’t think of spending it without a favorite of the South--okra.

Oven-Fried Okra: No okra tribute would be complete without the classic fried version that we all love.

Grilled Okra and Tomato Skewers: Before you put the grill away, fire it up for this delicious skewered treat.

Spicy Pickled Okra: Pickling the last of your okra is the best way to take it with you into the cooler months for garnishes and little nibbles.

Prosciutto-Wrapped  Grilled Okra: Balsamic, prosciutto and okra make a tasty combination for the perfect appetizer.

Indian-Spiced Grilled Shrimp: Break out the curry and shrimp to go along with your okra for a delicious treat that you just have to pop in the oven.

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