Apple picking

I don’t usually shop in the supermarket but I found myself in one last week, trying to buy some fruit in a hurry. Apples are my first choice at this time of year, and England has had a good season for them. Scanning the shelves, I struggled to find a single apple that had been grown in the UK.

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Autumn produce from the garden

We had a great harvest of squash this season. I’ve been having fun experimenting with cooking them in different ways and finding out what works best for the different varieties. The Crown Prince (blue green squash on the bottom left) is full of flavour but a bit floury, so perfect for a soup. The onion squash (top left with stripes) made a fantastic risotto, embellished with chorizo and thyme.

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