So that’s that, then: the darkness is upon us (or at least it is in the UK). We’ve got used to the clocks going back; Hallowe’en and Bonfire Night have been and gone; and very soon it will be dark at 4 pm. In the past I might have fought against this closing in of
Whilst I shun headline-grabbing attention relating to diets and ‘getting body beautiful’ for anything, I do follow some of the research behind them. None more so than the esteemed and respected Dr Brian Wansink. So whilst dieting for me and many others post-wls is a thing of the past, I do recognise the sense
We haven’t dispensed with salads even though summer in the UK is well and truly over. This autumnal salad brings together the earthy flavours of roast veggies, crunchy hazelnuts and fresh herbs. With a spicy heat and the fresh zing of lime and yogurt this is an ideal salad dish for cooler days.
Curious things happen in October. Pumpkins transform into faces and shiny conkers fall from the sky! There seems to be magic afoot as bubbling pots of root vegetables turn into velvety smooth soups and windfall apples become a wonderful cake or pie.
Autumn/Fall has to be one of my culinary favourite times of the year – the bumper harvest of squash, pumpkin, courgettes/zucchini, garlic, onions, roots, tomatoes, beets, aubergines/eggplant and abundance of herbs means I go into overdrive preparing what seems like truckloads of roasted vegetables at this time. Many can be gleaned at