If only I had stored some of last summer’s sunshine and warmth in a box! I would release them now into the cold grayness that creeps through the doors and windows. Unfortunately, there is no such box in my larder, but the chili peppers make up for some of it. One of them is spicy enough to flavor an entire pasta sauce and as all spices do, they warm you from the inside. To dry (and later store) the chili peppers, I have wound some up and from the different shades you can see which ones were picked in September and which are autumn’s late bloomers.