I once heard that the tomato looks like a fruit that has taken all of the summer sunshine and then forms, making it a vision of the summer sun. I love this beautiful thought and I love seeing the rewards of the sweet tomato. Due to the masses of rain we got my tomato season finished a few weeks ago but there are still some red gems around.
I purchased a box of locally grown tomatoes the other day and we have been drying, roasting and this weekend making passata for the months ahead. This way we can savour the summer suns flavours and continue to feel it's warmth.
So long summer for another year. Thank you for warming our bones, sunning our plants, filling our days with light and recharging our energy levels...brother Autumn must now step in.