Far from my previous life, that involved meeting marketing deadlines
and followed a planned agenda, here it is nature that dictates daily
As high temperatures abate and we finally receive rain, many tomatoes
have ripened and require attention. There is a moment for everything
– when conditions are perfect – and I can choose to respond and make
the most of ‘what is there for the picking’ or let opportunities pass by
(how many blackberries have now fallen since my last harvest?).
Today is dedicated to the production of pasta sauce – using onions,
échalotes, thyme, rosemary, oregano and basil from our garden (with
garlic from Spain as we only grew a small quantity) and dried bay leaves,
harvested from the side of the road.
When cool, the jars will be stored in the cellar (la cave) that guards
the ‘continuously growing’ quantity of supplies for winter months.