Flavours of Autumn

Autumn recipes

September, October, November

It’s getting cooler and it’s time for Mother Nature to prepare to hibernate. There only enough time to jar the last of the pickles and cook the last batch of jam before winter sets in. For me autumn is the cue to dust off the pie dishes and casseroles. Hearty food is at the order of the day with plenty of roasts and casseroles.

At it’s best during September…

Apples, Apricots, Bilberries, Borlotti Beans, Butternut Squash, Blackberries, Beetroot, Blueberries, Brill, Cabbages, Chard, Chicory, Clams, Cockles, Cod, Crab, Cobnuts, Celeriac, Cucumbers, Dover Sole, Figs, Flounder, Fennel, Grey Mullet, Guinea Fowl, Greengages, Garlic, Halibut, Herring, Kohlrabi, Lemon Sole, Lobster, Leeks, Langoustines, Mackerel, Mussels, New Potatoes, Oysters, Onions, Pollack, Potatoes, Plums, Pumpkin, Pears, Plaice, Swiss Chard, Sea Bream, Skate, Squid, Scallops, Sea Bass, Sweetcorn, Salmon, Spinach, Turbot, Turnips, Tomatoes, Whelks, Winkles, Watercress.

Wild Foods for September…

Crab Apples, Cherry Plums, Comfrey, Damsons, Elderberries, Grouse, Hawthorn Berries, Hare, Horseradish, Mallard, Nettles, Partridges, Rowanberries, Rosehip, Marsh Samphire, Sea Plantain, Sea Beet, Sea Blight, Sea Purslane, Teal, Truffles, Venison, Wild Rabbit, Wild Mushrooms, Wild Duck, Wood Pigeon, Wild Mint, Wild Plums.

Special Celebrations During September…

Aldeburgh Food and Drink Festival, Harvest Festivals

At it’s best during October…

Apples, Beetroot, Fresh Borlotti Beans, Brill, Black Cabbage, Butternut Squash, Curley Kale, Chestnuts, Chard, Cabbages, Cardoons, Clams, Celeriac, Cockle, Cod, Crabs, Dover Sole, Duck, Eel, Fennel, Figs, Grey Mullet, Goose, Haddock, Hake, Halibut, Hare, John Dory, Kohlrabi, Leeks, Lemon Sole, Lobster, Mackerel, Monkfish, Mussels, Onions, Parsnips, Plaice, Plums, Pears, Pumpkins and Squashes, Quinces, Red Kale, Salsify, Spinach, Sweetcorn, Scallops, Squid, Sea Bass, Swiss Chard, Skate, Swede, Sea bream, Oysters, Turnips, Thyme, Turbot, Whinkles, Watercress.

Wild Foods for October…

Bullace, Chickwees, Crab Apples, Elderberries, Grouse, Hawthorn Berries, Horseradish, Hare, Mallard, Nettles, Sea Aster, Sloes, Sea Beet, Sea Purslane, Partridge, Pheasant, Rosehips, Teal, Venison, Wigeon, Woodcock, Wild Mushrooms, Wet Walnuts, Wood Pigeon.

Special Celebrations During October…

Halloween 31st October

At it’s best during November…

Butternut Squash, Brill, Brussels Sprouts, Beetroot, Clementine’s, Chicory, Clams, Cabbages, Celeriac, Celery, Chard, Cranberries, Crab, Dover Sole, Duck, Eel, Goose, Halibut, Hake, Haddock, John Dory, Jerusalem Artichokes, Kale, Kohlrabi, Langoustine, Lemon Sole, Leeks, Lobster, Monkfish, Mussels, Mussels, Oysters, Onions, Pears, Pumpkins, Pomegranate, Pollack, Parsnips, Plaice, Quince, Swede, Skate, Satsuma’s, Scallops, Squid, Sea Bass, Swiss Chard, Salsify, Turnips, Tangerines, Turbot, Winkles.

Wild Foods for November…

Chestnuts, Grouse, Guinea Fowl, Hare, Horseradish, Mallard, Medlars, Nettles, Pheasant, Partridges, Rosehips, Teal, Sea Beet, Sea Purslane, Venison, Wild Mushrooms, Wild Rabbit, Woodcock, Wigeon, Wood Pigeon, Walnuts.

Special Celebrations During November…

All Saints Day, Bonfire Night (Guy Fawkes, 5th November), Lord Mayor’s Show, Remembrance Sunday, St Andrews Day 30 November