We are full on into Autumn now. Colder. Wetter. Yet gorgeousness when the sun shines through. Brief showers, occasional strong winds. The feeling that the breezes are clearing the fog from mind and body. Brisk walking. Colours of yellows and browns and dull reds. Leaves. Shorter days. A calmness and peacefulness. Soups.
The last week, spent in Sydney, was full of warming dishes, wintery vegetables, mashed potatoes. We love our lentily or beany stews at this time of year, and produced two winners. One is a more recent recipe, and the other a family classic.
We also found some amazingly good beetroot, so grated them, and popped them into a saute pan with spices. Very more-ish.