A busy time of year..
Although they seem to have center stage, it isn't ALL about tomatoes.. other garden goodies are ready and need tending to. These peppers are drying for their spicy contribution to the salami in January, eggplants are undergoing a slow, salted and pressed transformation to their preserved state, and I am awaiting the cooler weather to begin the harvest of rapini and other lettuce.
For as much work as this time of year can be (and it'll be flat out around here for awhile yet), it is as much a social event as anything else. And we know that honouring these traditional methods brings us together today and will again over meals throughout the winter.