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:
Healthy Low-Fat Coleslaw Recipe (Suitable for the 5:2 Diet)
Creamy Garlic Mushrooms on Toast – (190 Calories)
Autumn Preserves Workshop in an Old Somerset Farmhouse
5:2 Diet Fast Day Recipe: Smoky Mexican Stir Fry with Chicken
~ Organic September ~ My Family Recipe for Rustic Style Potato Salad
Mark Willis says
Figs. My current fad food! If I had as many figs as the basketful in your picture, I’d die of pleasure!
Thanks Mark, you and me both, and my fig tree is one of my favourite fruit trees in the garden, as well as my quince tree…..that bowl of figs was for lunch last week, for 4 people with cheese and baguette – but, we had already eaten half what you see in the photos…..oops!
What a beautiful collection of your culinarily creations. I especially like your picture of the fluffy porridge pancakes and the preserves from your recent preserve class. Yum x
Every morning I scroll through my emails and when I see something from Lavender and Lovage it’s on of the first I open. We eat with our eyes, and how I wish I could partake from your photography. Beautiful! You never dissapoint. I have made the Rustic Style Potato Salad and it’s delicious.
Thanks SO much Susan, that has made my day! I know I have a large readership, but it is so nice when someone takes the time to let me know that they like what I do! THANKS and look out for more seasonal recipes! Karen
What a gorgeous collection of enticing seasonal recipes to peruse on this chilly and rainy afternoon. I’m a smidge jealous (well, hugely jealous) of your fertile fig tree. I have been gorging myself silly on the fab ones coming into to Lidl. They are as transient as the smoke from autumn fires and all the more desirable because of this.
Thanks Kellie! My fig tree is a bit of a diva this year and I cannot keep up with her!
I love your descriptions of the gardens where you live! I want to live there too! And I love the patchwork of dishes. They are all gorgeous!
Thanks Stacy, I am very lucky to live where I do and I DO love my garden!