Celebrating the Seasons
As a nature-lover, seasonality has always been important to me and, now that we’re growing our own food, it’s become even more so. Seasonality and sustainability are invariably linked, particularly when it comes to food, but as well as informing our shopping and cooking choices, I think it is good to take time to reflect upon each season and take steps to fully appreciate them. All of the seasons have their good points, but for me, autumn is without a doubt my favourite. I love the vibrant colours, the abundance of seasonal produce, the celebrations and the fact that I can switch from putting together salads to simmering vats of steaming stews and soups. This autumn, I have a number of activities planned to help us celebrate autumn together as a family. These include a family visit to Westonbirt Arboretum, attending an apple festival, holding a seasonal feast, creating an autumn wreath, devising some seasonal recipes and making up a batch of my famous (well famous amongst my family at least) mulled cider. I’ll blog about each of these in due course and with this in mind I’m creating some new categories in my blog – one for each season – starting with autumn. I hope this will allow me to build up a collection of seasonal recipes and activities and create a useful resource for anyone else who wants to start celebrating the seasons more fully. I hope you enjoy.