Draped in hues of gold, the world looks strangely festive while November spells real autumn here, with its breath of cool air on my cheek. The first proper pangs of cold confuse us warm Mediterranean types, and all I want to do is curl my fingers around a bowl of hot warming, spicy soup, recover and hibernate. And when it comes to soups, there’s plenty of veg to choose from, as autumn vegetables really come into their own in November, just when we need them most. Eat the Seasons is a great guide on seasonal foods here in Britain, and a valuable resource that I often refer to. According to them, you can choose from: artichoke, beetroot, butternut squash, celeriac, celery, chicory, Jerusalem artichoke, kale, kohlrabi, leeks, parsnips, potatoes (main crop), pumpkin, swede, turnips, watercress and wild mushrooms.
As for the fruits, apples reign, closely followed by pears. Autumn is when they’re at their absolute best. They’re in good company, too, with chestnuts, cranberries, elderberries, quince, and walnuts in abundance.
To see which meat and fish is in season, check out the Eat the Seasons website!
Once again, I’d like to invite you to share your autumnal November recipes with us, and take part in the Eating with the Seasons: November event.
- Go and find out what’s in season where you live in NOVEMBER.
- You can choose: fruit, vegetables, fish, meat.
- Write a post/text if you are a non-blogger containing a recipe and/or information about your chosen seasonal item. You may post more than one recipe.
- Post it and email it to me before 15 NOVEMBER, and I’ll post a round-up in a few days. The plan is to go from 15th to 15th in the month (eventually), so we have some time to enjoy the recipes for dishes that are in season.
To take part:
Please send an e-mail to maninas [DOT] wordpress [AT] yahoo [DOT[ co [DOT] uk including the following information:
- your name and country (and town if you wish)
- your seasonal item
- name & link to your blog
- name of your post & link to your post
- one photograph
- with ‘Eating with the season’ in the subject line of your e-mail
- & please link to this post