Welcome to the world inquisitive one. May your days be full and plentiful, May your grass always be green.
The main trick is to make enough passata to last until the next years harvest. This means big batches and roping in as many family members possible. Everybody brings their collected boxes and everybody joins in with the jobs.
The cherries ripen, full and red. The horse impatient and friendly waiting for his meal. The perennial sprouts of artichoke. Flashes of colour and flavour.
Join me for a tour of the valley fields on the adriatic side of the Majella. Nestled half way between the sea and the mountain you will find open space horizons and an abundance of colour.