Autumn in the UK runs (officially) from 22nd September – 20th December.
We can get some lovely ‘bonus’ weather during September. Although the nights may have started to draw in. What already! We can enjoy some delicious flavours from the fresh food to help us enjoy this colourful season.
Autumn is all about change. We start to get some welcome relief from the heat of summer. The trees start to shed their leaves from their summer greens to a variety of glorious colours. We begin to start to wear our woolly jumpers and cosy coats.
Looking at the fresh vegetables available this season I like the idea of ‘batch cooking’ warming casseroles and vegetable soups. The fresh fruit in season just cries out to be made into home-made pies and jams.
Let’s have a look at what’s available this season:
October – seasonal fruit and vegetables:
Apples, Blackberries, Pears.
Broccoli (including purple sprouting and tender stem), Brussels sprouts, Cabbage (including pointed, red, savoy, spring and white)Carrots (including chantenay), Cauliflower, Cavolo nero, Celery, Lettuce (including Iceberg, little gem and romaine), Leeks, Parsnips, Tomatoes (especially piccolo)
November – seasonal fruit and vegetables:
Apples and Pears.
Brussels sprouts, Cabbage (including pointed, red, savoy, spring and white), Carrots, Cauliflower, Carrots (chantenay), Leeks, Parsnips.
December – seasonal fruit and vegetables:
Apples and Pears.
Brussels sprouts, Carrots (including chantenay), Cabbage (including pointed, red, savoy, spring and white), Cauliflower, Leeks, Parsnips.
The risk with autumn cooking is that we tend to veer towards comfort food. Not only this but we become less active – preferring to sit in doors where it is warm rather than being active. This could lead to weight gain quite easily.
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