Has the focus of your appetite changed? As the seasons shift, we are naturally thinking about soups and warm bread. Of slow bakes and roasts. And of course of how to make the colours and tastes of summer fruit linger a little.
We have had a good bounty from our miniscule vegetable patch, the predictable courgette glut, plenty of tomatoes, potatoes and salad leaves. The carrots were a little insipid and the slugs ate my oregano (but spared the other herbs bizarrely).
Whether or not you are a gardener or allotment holder, September brings a bounty of autumnal treats. A wide and varied selection of produce is in season. If you are a keen preserver, perhaps you are bottling away apple butter, berry jams and pickling or preparing spirits to brighten up the darkest winter days.
Here are some seasonal recipe ideas from our archives – click on the photos to take you to the relevant recipes.
And some great ideas from around the web:
This Easy Leek and Potato soup from Michelle
A tomato and carrot soup from Camilla
Green Beans with Tofu from Kavey
Crispy Oven Baked Courgette Fries from Sian
Blackberry and Pistachio Clafoutis from Jeanne
This month I am hosting Ren Behan‘s Simple and in Season Linky.
So if you are cooking and blogging about cooking with seasonal ingredients, why not add your link here.
The guidelines are simple:
- All you have to do is come up with a dish using any seasonal produce you like (savoury or sweet) post it on your blog, add a link to this post mentioning Simple and in Season and linking to www.franglaiskitchen.com and www.renbehan.com and then manually add the link to your post in the box below (via the form below)
- This round will run up until the 30th of September.
- I will publish a round-up post including everyone who has entered.
- You can take inspiration from anywhere – adapt a recipe from your favourite cookbook, try something from a magazine, make up your own creation or share a family favourite. The usual rules apply when using someone else’s recipe, please either get permission from the author to post it or adapt it in some way stating how/why you’ve changed it.
- Include any seasonal produce you fancy including fruit, veg, herbs, meat or fish.
- Link as many recipes as you like. You can link posts entered into other blog events or carnivals as long as it involves a seasonal food item (and fits in with their rules).
- The linky-up is open to anyone, anywhere.
- By entering your link, you are giving me permission to add your photograph to the round-up. I will link back directly to your post when I include you.
- If you have questions or problems, email me or leave me a comment in the comment box at the bottom of the post.
- If you are on Twitter, tweet your link adding the hashtag #simpleandinseason or add @franglaiscook and/or @RenBehan and we will re-tweet it.