For us personally, moving into Autumn is the shift from summer eating to slightly more Autumnal dishes, slowly introducing the slow cooker again, eating basic staples like mashed potatoes with beef gravy (yum) and my mind turns to making things like soup again. I know you can make soup in the summer but it's not something I enjoy eating during the warmest months and I enjoy the process more in the Autumn and especially the Winter. One of my favourite soups is anything with sweet potatoes, squashes and pumpkins. Speaking of which, I've been growing pumpkins this year and one of them is enormous! It probably won't taste very nice with it being so big, but I have decided to enter it into a local show on 17th September. It's our first ever show, first ever pumpkin actually, so I though let's go have some fun.
Over the last couple of weeks, I'm thrilled to say my daughter has followed in my footsteps with regards to enjoying cooking and has started making some of our meals. She's 9 and I am extremely proud of her. Here she is knocking up some apricot and pumpkin seed flapjacks for our packed lunches. They were so delicious, I didn't get to take a photo of the end result!
The new company that we're using for the veg box scheme are called Riverford and so far I am really pleased with them. Their veg is so fresh and tasty and the milk has a good date one it. Here's the last order that came.
I bought some granola to get an idea of what to include if I made my own. It wasn't cheap, £4 for this little tub, so I won't be ordering it frequently, but hopefully I'll like it and make my own as I'm struggling with what healthy breakfasts I can have.
We really have had a lovely summer holiday, there's nothing as fabulous as family time in a place you love. I'll wrap up now as I will be wittering on all night otherwise. Back to normal now :)