The trees are changing colour with beautiful hues if auburn and orange taking over, and as the leaves start to fall off the trees, there’s no denying it – Autumn is finally here.
This part of the year always brings along mixed emotions for me, partly of sadness that the summer is now over, and partly of excitement for the cold, dark nights sat infront of an open fire or the evenings spent catching up with friends over a hearty stew or casserole. Cliche they both may be, but for me they represent Autumn at its best.
For food lovers everywhere this time of the year has plenty to offer, with the selection of seasonal produce being vast and enticing. At a time when hibernation seems like the only way to go, why not spend some of those chilly evenings experimenting with the seasonal produce that our country has to offer?
A few of my favourites for Autumn are;
Vegetables: Beetroot, Broccoli, Butternut Squash, Celeriac, Chicory, Kale, Khlorabi, Leeks, Runner Beans, Salisfy, Shallots and Sweetcorn
Fruit: Apples, Elderberries, Figs, Pears, Quince
Meat: Game such as Goose, Guinea Fowl, Hare, Partridge, Pheasant and Pigeon
Not only does seasonal produce tend to be cheaper as it is in abundance, but also contains mainerals and nutrients that your body needs for the specific season – need I say any more!