I stood on the farmer market in Bietigheim and realized suddenly: Summer is REALLY almost over now! The colorful presentation on the market during the last months is vanishing! More and more golden and brown colors are appearing. Suddenly I experienced a big panic: All these juicy green colors… these gorgeous red colors… I have to preserve them for my kitchen, also for the winter, which is about to knock on our door!
Coriander, basil, rocket, green and red chilies… All these lovely herbs and veggies, which develop their best flavors in the summer… I was like obsessed and started to stuff my basket with all these splendid beautiful colors and aromas.
A plan was aging in my head: I’ll preserve all these beautiful colors and flavors for the winter! With this thought, my first panic was calmed and a smile sneaked to my face. My eyes must have been glowing all the time through my shopping frenzy. Passing pedestrians looked at me slightly confused. 😉
For a whole day I did nothing else except for preserving all my favorite flavors in glassware: basil pesto, rocket pesto, cilantro and green peppers salsa, chili herbs oil, rosemary garlic oil, red chili miso sauce.
It’s true: I do not want to say “goodbye” to summer …
Now, I can let summer go… 😉