Summer is such a magic time of the year. There are so many colours everywhere and so much fruit and vegetables available.
Here are some tomatoes ready to make passata for winter (tomato sauce). Tomatoes need to be very ripe for passata so you can guarantee a naturally sweet and delicious tomato sauce.
Every day there is a new bucket of fresh tomatoes picked from the field.
These long and strange “snake looking” zucchini are really delicious and have a buttery taste. The children had fun collecting them in the fields.
And look at this giant one!
We cut them into cubes, added some parsley and plenty of olive oil. They were delicious cooked in a pan.
Grapes will be ready in September for the vendemmia or grape harvesting. Everything is done with machines these days.
Italian beaches in August are really really busy as everyone is on holiday now.
Nothing can be more relaxing than listening to the waves of the sea. The best time for walks is early in the morning and when the sun sets. It just feels magic! I am enjoying my beautiful Italian summer.