With fall comes cooler temperatures and a desire to prepare our nest for the cold winter months. We have a natural tendency to want to stay inside more as the days get shorter. Being inside doesn't mean we need to feel isolated or away from the world. In fact, now is the perfect time to have friends and family over for an informal gathering.
As the summer growing season comes to an end, we must take advantage of our last opportunities to find local fresh fruits and vegetables. Fall is a great time to head to the farmers market. Recently I made a trip to my local farmers' market and filled my Rosanna Canvas Tote with delicious fresh tomatoes. I like to prepare fresh tomato sauce for my pasta when local tomatoes are at their peak, then freeze it in individual containers for use during the winter months. It makes a quick go-to meal for my family, and gives me the assurance that it is healthy too.