Autumn DaysSeptember 30th, 2006
And the silk inside a chestnut shell
Jet planes meeting in the air to be refuelled
All these things I love so well
Autumn is a wonderful time of year, full of visual and culinary opulence. As much as I love Summer I welcome the change Autumn brings and the fresher air after long, hot, sultry days.
I look forward to wrapping up in jumpers, curling up on the sofa when it’s dark and cold outside, watching fireworks light up the sky on bonfire night, kicking the red and gold leaves and, of course, enjoying the food.
Hot jacket potatoes, casseroles slowly bubbling in the oven, sticky sausages, warming soup and comforting puddings. There is an abundance of vegetables to choose from, the cooking slows down and meals become heartier and more homely. My kitchen never seems more welcoming than at this time of year.