Yes, it's a sad time of year for the garden. I just pulled the tomato plants from the community garden and composted them. The plants at home are still producing a little. I think we messed up with the basil. I thought my wife was going to harvest it for pesto, but that didn't happen and it's looking pretty pale and sickly now.
I agree that it is a sad time of the year. The growing part is fun, but then you have to pull out all the stuff and no more fresh stuff until next year. I am going to try and take some of my basil and root it to try inside. I did have luck with that the other year. I just took some sprigs and put them into water until roots developed. The basil wasn't as good as when it is grown outside, but was okay for inside basil.
Glad to hear your plants at home are still producing a little.
I might have enough tomatoes for one more batch of Les's sauce to freeze. This past week it went down to 40 degrees F during one night. As soon as the first frost hits, then everything dies.
I don't know what to do with my peppers, but might Google to see what to do with them.