Perfect to go with my butternut squash curry
A great, meat-free version of a shephards pie.
Perfect food for the coming party season. Try adding a little paprika, chilli or garlic for an extra twist.
The perfect Autumn night treat for Halloween or Bonfire night.
Apples and spices are the first things I think of in Autumn – that and firelit evenings, mulled wine and the coming fetivities – Halloween, Bonfire night and Christmas!
Eating this reminds me of my childhood Halloween, bonfire night and Christmas treats.
Packed full of veg and healthy lentils, this is very filling. Best served with my garlic flatbreads.
A little hint of spice on a cold day, really helps to warm you up.
A very filling and tasty winter warmer soup.
The perfect autumn soup – sweet apples, mixed with pumpkin and warm spices.
This is a tasty vegetarian pasta dish, but if you leave out the parmesan it works just as well as a vegan dish.
Crab apples are available in large quantities from late Summer. This drink is perfect for warming yourself, sat by the fire during the long, cold winter months
I usually make these in September and feed them every couple of weeks, up till December, with a mixture of brandy, dark rum, and sloe gin, for a really boozy cake.
A great cheats bread. Quick to prepare, with no need to knead or prove the loaf.
Having lots of carrots coming from the garden in Autumn, this is the perfect meal to use them up on.
Lightly spiced, it’s perfectly suited to the cooler nights, that are now drawing in to signify the coming, cold winter months.
This recipe came about after my neighbour offered us a tree full of pears. Making this in September fills the house with the smell of Christmas and really gets me excited for the cosy Winter nights ahead, sat by the fire and the build up to Christmas season. Ingredients: 500g pears (cored and cut into…
Simple, yet satisfying. These macaroons are really tasty and can be made in just a few minutes. Great for making with kids. Ingredients: 2 free range eggs 200g desiccated coconut 160g caster sugar 150g Dark chocolate (optional) Method: Beat the eggs in a bowl. Add the coconut and the sugar and stir well. Spoon the…
We like to eat this in winter stews or in the summer with cured meats and cheeses. Ingredients: 1kg beetroot (sliced) 1 tbsp black peppercorns 2 teaspoons of salt 1 tbsp coriander seeds 1 tbsp yellow mustard seeds 10 cloves pinch of dried chilli flakes (optional) 700ml cider vinegar, plus 3½ tbsp 100g light brown…
This recipe is great for using up the end of season tomatoes that didn’t have time to ripen before autumn, combined with the last of the summer glut of courgettes, and freshly foraged crab apples. Ingredients: 1kg courgettes (diced) 1kg green tomatoes (diced) 500g crab apples (cored and diced) 500g shallots (peeled and diced) 500g…
Chocolate banana melt I’m not sure if a banana still counts as one of your five a day after you’ve filled it with marshmallow and chocolate, but once in a while can’t do any harm. This one is great when out camping. Ingredients: 1 banana 2 tablespoons mini marshmallows 2 tablespoons chocolate chips Method: Slice…