Thursday, September 25, 2014

hello autumn + seasonal recipe round-up!

  • Cinnamon buns: Anything with cinnamon in, I associate with the colder months, these look like they'd be amazing with some icing...
  • Apple caramels: I don't really ever attempt making sweets, but I'd give it a go for these caramels.
  • Honeycomb: Somehow I've made it to twenty-four and never made honeycomb in my life - this year I will rectify that! I really want to make it and dip it in chocolate, though.
  • Pumpkin + Onion tart: I'm not really one for making savoury food, I usually leave that to my mother, but this in the Waitrose magazine caught my eye and there is a squash I've got my eye on in the kitchen that I think would taste pretty great done like this. I also found one with Goat's cheese, which, yes please.
  • Butternut Squash + Sage pizza: Sage always feel a little wintry, and squashes are in season, so this is definitely on the list.
  • Sweet potato + Coconut soup: I don't know the exact recipe, because my mum doesn't write these things down, but she always makes a stunning Sweet potato and coconut soup. She'll make a giant vat of the stuff and I'll live off it for days, until I'm sick of it, but I'll still be begging her to make it in a weeks time.
  • Red wine poached pears: These are something I always associate with 'grown-up' dinners as a kid, I'm not sure why. Since they did those pear-things on the Bake-off, I've been craving poached pears.
  • Damson gin: I found a bunch of damsons right before we left the allotment, they're in the freezer waiting for something to be done with them - I'm considering gin as an option. 
  • Blackberry crumb bars: I'm still not really over my all-day-blackberry phase, but I'm getting there.
  • Cinnamon latte: Basically, cinnamon. All day, every day.  
  • Chai Spiced Apple Cake: Apple in cakes can sometimes make them a little soggy, but I'm willing to attempt it for these.
  • Upside Down Plum Cake: Likewise, for the upside down plum cake.

  • Bonfire toffee: This looks like it could chip a tooth, but I want to try it so much.
  • Sticky Yorkshire Parkin: Parkin is the closest thing I can find to my Grandma's sticky ginger cake, we make huge batches of it every year, it's amazing fresh from the oven with cream or custard, but great cold with a cup of coffee, too.
  • Toffee apples: Waitrose had a great recipe for some, where you mix some nuts and berries into the toffee, I think they look amazing.. 
Now I know that these aren't necessarily using 'seasonal' vegetables, but these are the kind of things I just want to make heaps off when the weather turns colder... Don't you? What are some of your favourites? Share in the comments below!

(Image credits in the links provided.)


  1. I'm not even going to lie, each one of those photos look sooo good! I love a good toffee apple, you can't let autumn go past without making these, right?

    Emma | The Fashion Six

  2. Hmm this all looks so delicious!! Winter food is my favourite - nice and comforting :) Gisforgingers xx

  3. I haven't made toffee apples in years, but I'm definitely going to try and make some this year! Gonna make some 'grown-up' ones and put some nuts in the toffee, I think! x

  4. That's what I love about winter - really good hearty food that makes you feel better on a cold afternoon! So good. I also love spicy treats like cake and puds!


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