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What's in season in October?
Autumn's just about here now... the good news is it'll soon be time for warming soups and hearty, wholesome fare!
Fruit and veg: apples, aubergines, beetroot, broccoli, butternut squash, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, chestnuts, courgettes, elderberries, fennel, figs, grapes, leeks, lettuce, marrow, mushrooms, parsnips, pears, potatoes, pumpkin, raspberries, squash, tomatoes, wild mushrooms.
Sustainable fish and light meat: clams, Cornish sardines, crab, grey mullet, grouse, guinea fowl, haddock, hake, halibut, lemon sole, mackerel, mussels, oysters, partridge, plaice, pollack, red mullet, scallops, seabass, squid, whiting.
There are so many easy and seasonal soup options; try these: Leek and Sweet Potato Soup, Veggie Mulligatawny Soup, Carrot and Coconut Soup or Roasted Parsnip Soup - mmmm... and make them even yummier with a sprinkling of Gomasio or some toasted pumpkin seeds.
Mushroom Risotto and Autumn Vegetable Tagine are ever-popular veggie mains for October, while fish-eaters should definitely try these two fab recipes: Stuffed Squid and Easy Fish Stew with Mussels. For a special Autumnal dish, Roast Guinea Fowl is a definite treat.
Room for afters? Make the most of seasonal fruits in these desserts: Baked Apples with Figs, Fruit Sponge Pudding or Figs in Red Wine. Or this great raw Chocolate Fudge Cake with a berry topping - it's seriously good!
Finally, with carrots and apples both in abundance this month, we can't ignore super-juices such as Carrot, Apple, Cucumber and Ginger.
Have a great month!