The Lavender and Lovage Patchwork Quilt of Recipes and Photos
It’s Sunday, and here I am with The Lavender and Lovage Sunday Patchwork of Recipes and Photos………it’s autumn too, a definite nip in the air, and when I awoke this morning, there were mists rolling over the fields nearby, as well as wood smoke suspended in the chill air…….berries are crimson in hedgerows and old man’s beard hangs from old wooden fences in a neighbour’s garden.….my golden hops are creeping over the wrought iron gate to the drive, and rosehips hang pump and provocatively along the old stone wall at the bottom of the garden. Fires are the main topic of discussion and there is wood to be cut and stacked……as well as chimneys to be swept and kindling boxes to be filled. Stews, casseroles and dumplings are dancing their way back onto my menus, although the remnants of summer are still in evidence – with glistening ripe figs, freshly picked from the tree, sitting in a rich purple mound in an old wooden bowl…..and summer savory and chives still abound in the herb garden. Raspberry canes heavy with boughs of scarlet orbs glint in the pale sun……..jams still to be made and tarts still to be baked. It’s my favourite time of the year, and my busiest, with preserves to be made and herbs to be harvested and dried……so, this Sunday, I will leave you with my Patchwork Quilt of Recipes and Photos, with links to the recipes, and you may notice that my recipes are becoming more comforting and are very seasonal……as it should be……..
The Lavender and Lovage Patchwork Quilt of Recipe Links: