It's a sad fact that I am having to admit to myself, but the summer is definitely over. It's still not cold here in New York, but the tomato plants have been cut down and the basil plants have seen sunnier days. Even the fig tree's leaves are now yellow. It's sad, but I have to admit it, it's time to start preserving like crazy.
I don't really have time these days, but the other night I came back from the gym and instead of hurriedly eating, I made pesto. That's what all people that love food are doing these days, and in fact I am probably very late in the game. Most of the basil has been hacked down and I supplemented my stock with the last bunches from the farmer's market. I didn't put any cheese in yet as I am freezing most of it, and it freezes better without. At least this way we can get the taste of summer in those never-ending winter months. Stews and slow-cooking, here I come.