It has been such a mild autumn I was unprepared and quite surprised by the first really cold mornings. Now I am right into soups, one-pot dinners that cook slowly whilst I settle into my new home, and plenty of green leafy vegetables. I do love cabbage and cauliflower and continue to find new ways of cooking both. And there are some great ideas already in my books and the Cook’s Companion App. I find I bake more cakes, and weekend afternoons always seem the perfect time to settle in with a book, a cup of tea and a slice of one of my favourites. Often citrus-flavoured, lemon or orange or mandarin. Often with a drizzled syrup at the end of the cooking.
Here are my picks of what’s in season for winter.