Fall is just over a month old, but with the fairly pleasant weather, and all the tasks with which I have been engaged, I had not really noticed until this week when we had our first fog and cooler temperatures.
Fall also means the harvest.
The wine harvest was actually pretty good this year. Despite experiencing one of the worst summer droughts I have ever experienced in Hungary.
But wine is not the only harvest. This is now also the season for the apple and plum harvest. Fruit not eaten are crushed and distilled into Pálinka (a traditional Hungarian fruit brandy). Apples juice can also be made into hard cider (although cider is more a Northern European tradition than a Hungarian one).