Seasonal Eating: Autumn

Yaasss, my favourite season has rolled around! Like Elea said in her last post, I too am ready for woollen jumpers, long country walks, pub lunches, hot chocolate spiked with rum and all the pie. This feeling has intensified as I harvested my first winter squash this weekend, despite the weather trying again for an extended summer. In honour of the first squash harvest I thought I’d share some foodie (and other) things I’m looking forward to over the coming months.

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September

Apples - apple juice, chutneys, jellies… (and crumbles, pies, cobblers and apple charlottes if you’re that way inclined), squash, visiting a maize maze, talking of - corn, beetroot, the last of your potatoes unless you’ve put some christmas ones in, blackberry picking really swings into it’s on, blackberry jam, blackberry gin, soup, tomatoes, tomato soup

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October

Pumpkins, visit a pumpkin patch, pumpkin carving - save the seeds to plant next year, apple bobbing, chocolate apples, butternut squash, make a pumpkin pie, make some butterbeer to go with it, Halloween costumes, preserving things, stews, hotpots, pies, chestnuts, conkers, conker fights, leaf printing, did I mention pie?

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November

Beetroot, bonfires, jacket potatoes, fireworks, prosecco, hot chocolate with all the trimmings, sparklers, burgers and hot dogs, trying to eat with gloved hands and avoiding getting fluff in your mouth, leeks, decadent side dishes - pass me all the dauphinoise, cheese & port, frosty allotment mornings, early nights with blankets and a book, cheesy comfort dishes, first crack at homemade cranberry sauce, christmas planning

What are you looking forward to?

Peas, love & cider,

Charlotte

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what am i eating this week?

broccoli, mushrooms, courgettes, sweetcorn

courgette, potato and cheddar soup