This weekend 18.6 kilos of Roma tomatoes (and some aubergines) became ….
22 jars of tomato puree and 3 jars of aubergine pickle.
The pumpkins keep on growing …
from small (just over a month ago) to large and ripening – what a transformation!
The grapes are ripening, too. These are in a vineyard at nearby Roquessels where we went to buy our favourite wine from the Domaine d’Estève. Behind the sunflower, the olives are visible – a good crop even on this tree which I pruned quite hard in January.
Although it’s still summer, with temperatures of up to 30 degrees C during the day, there is a noticeable change in the weather from mid-August – cooler in the evenings, and the sun is lower. There are plenty of good things to look forward to in autumn and winter, though.
Another mussel dish
We’ve missed eating mussels while we were away so as soon as the van arrived from Bouzigues on Saturday morning we bought some and ate them with pasta and a glass of rosé wine. We cooked the mussels in wine and then shelled most of them and added fried lardons, garlic, olive oil, chopped fresh tomatoes and basil leaves.