Don't you just love this time of the year?? The smell of Autumn in the air, more manageable cooler days and that urge to harvest, store and fill the rafters of the larder for the coming winter months - 'mmmmmmm' for me that is one of the most delicious, overpowering and deep rooted feelings buried inside me.
With all that in mind we are very slowly started to reap the rewards of Mr T's hard work this year in both the garden and allotment. Not a bumper crop, but not bad for our first year - at the allotment anyhow that is as we have always grown something in our garden.
And the colours that this produce delivers are so vibrant and warming it's like looking at Autumn unfold right before your eyes - for me that is anyhow. From mellow yellows and warming rusts and oranges...
...to red 'Hot' chillies and tomatoes and comforting browns.
These are all my favourite colours and then some.
And all with soups and pickles, jams, jellies and chutneys in mind for the larder to give us comfort and sustenance through the hibernating months.
Welcome to the week and have a wonderful bank holiday Monday. xox